University / Organisation : Université Paris-Dauphine / CREST Polytechnique
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Title : How is the European Commission Informed? Witnesses and Information Provision in Europe
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Abstract : How is the European Commission informed and who is contributing to the EU public consultation process? The role of information has been at the center for research on legislative organizations but there is a lack of systematic empirical work on the information that EU Commission seeks to acquire and consider. To examine the information flow between the Commission and external groups, call the, we construct the most comprehensive dataset to date on 505 public consultations launched by the Commission between 2014 and 2018. Thanks to the 300k responses we gathered we show descriptive patterns of how stakeholders composition varies across time and DGs, and how different types of stakeholders provide varying levels of analytical information.