Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), where he started and currently manages the CEPS Regulatory Affairs Programme. From January 2006, he is also the Coordinator of the European Network for Better Regulation (www.enbr.org), a Coordination Action on regulatory impact assessment funded by the European Commission under the FP6 programme. From 2010, he is also the founder and manager of the CEPS Digital Forum (www.digitalforum.eu). Andrea is an ongoing consultant for a number of institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank. He was, i.a., the lead author of the Pilot Project on Administrative Burdens for DG ENTR; the main author of the Impact Study on private antitrust damages actions for DG Comp in 2007; the project leader in major studies in the field of financial services, administrative burdens, electronic communications, spectrum policy, and social impact assessment. For the period 2011-2012, he held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole (Italy), researching in particular on better regulation, private regulation and telecommunications issues. In 2012, he became part-time Professor at the EUI and was awarded the “morris Tabaksblat Chair on Private Actors and Globalization”, an endowed chair funded by The Hague Foundation for the Internationalization of Law (HIIL). In 2011 he became the Director of the Global Outlook Program at the Italian think tank Istituto Affari Internazionali (Institute of Foreign Affairs).