Who's Who: Session C3

 

Session C3. Addressing Risk in Policy Making

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

- Nikolaï Malyshev

Deputy Head, Regulatory Policy, Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD

Mr. Malyshev, who is a US national, is currently working on a review of regulatory policy in Indonesia. This review focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to put in place high-quality regulation and the regulatory framework of public service delivery. While at the OECD, Mr. Malyshev has also worked extensively on the topic of risk and regulation which resulted in the publication Risk and Regulatory Policy, Improving the Governance of Risk, he also worked extensively on the economic transition in Russia and China including analytical and advisory work on a range of topics including regulatory policy and institutional reforms. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Malyshev worked as a financial analyst at GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceuticals company, and as a securities trader at Wall Street West, an investment bank. Mr. Malyshev holds a graduate degree in economics from Duke University and an undergraduate degree in economics from Colorado College.

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

- Simon Webb

Executive Director, The Nichols Group, Former Director General, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

Simon Webb completed in July a guide on high-level crisis management in Government for the UK Cabinet Office, drawing on his experience in dealing with civil emergencies, accidents, and terrorist attacks as a Director-General in Departments from 2001 to 2010, and a review of handling the H1N1 pandemic. Simon recently became an Executive Director of the Nichols Group, which specialises in large infrastructure projects (such as the Crossrail railway under London) and change initiatives. At the Department for Transport 2004-9, he was Better Regulation “champion” and responsible for security, contingencies and accident investigation. He led work on the economic regulation of airports and land-use planning for infrastructure, both leading to deregulation. Previously, at the Ministry of Defence, Simon led on post-September 11th strategy and the 2003/4 “White Paper” on defence restructuring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Jonathan Wiener

Professor of Law, Duke University Law School, USA

Jonathan B. Wiener is the Perkins Professor of Law, Professor of Environmental Policy, and Professor of Public Policy, at Duke University. Since 2002 he has also been a University Fellow of Resources for the Future (RFF). In 2008, he served as President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and in 2003 he received the Chauncey Starr Young Risk Analyst Award from the SRA. Professor Wiener has written widely on U.S., European, and international environmental law and risk regulation, including the books The Reality of Precaution (RFF/Earthscan 2010, with others), Reconstructing Climate Policy (AEI Press 2003, with Richard Stewart) and Risk vs. Risk (Harvard University Press 1995, with John Graham). Before coming to Duke in 1994, he served at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and at the US Department of Justice, in both the first Bush and Clinton administrations; there he helped negotiate the climate change treaties and draft Executive Order 12866 on regulatory review (1993). He clerked for federal judges Stephen Breyer and Jack Weinstein, after receiving his A.B. in economics (1984) and J.D. (1987) from Harvard University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Panagiotis Karkatsoulis

Professor, Hellenic School of Public Administration, Greece

Panagiotis Karkatsoulis is a policy analyst and advisor. His expertise lies on law drafting, simplification, and regulatory reform. He has run several administrative reform projects, among them, the one–stop-shop for citizens (KEP) which is considered the most successful reform in Greece. He is also a Professor at the Hellenic National School of Public Administration. He is member in several Better Regulation committees and he has served as a good Governance and public administration reform expert to some major international organizations (OECD, World Bank, UN). Dr. Karkatsoulis has also worked as a policy adviser for foreign governments (FYROM, Kossovo, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Indonesia, Cyprus). He has published several books and articles on current administrative reform issues. In 2003 he has been awarded the “Senator Peter Boorsma Award for administrative excellence" for his contribution to the theory and practice of administrative reforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Jan van Tol

Manager Risk and Responsibility Programme, Central Government Reform Programme, Netherlands

Manager of the Dutch Risk and Responsibility project since 2009. The project started as part of the Central Government Reform Programme. As a first milestone, the Day of Risk Conference was held on 19 May 2010. It focused on the mechanism of over-reaction to new risks and incidents, often resulting in undesirably stringent government measures. The 150 invited guests included four members of the Dutch parliament, fourteen professors, various top civil servants and people from trade and industry. Foreign delegates represented such organisations as the British Cabinet Office, the OECD, the World Bank Group/IFC and UNECE. A two-year follow up programme under the wings of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations is in preparation. Jan mainly works in government-wide innovative projects. For ten years, he was a dancer, choreographer and artistic coordinator with companies in several countries.