The Brazilian Case

This paper aims to present the overregulation phenomenon in different countries highlighting its problems and consequences. In order to achieve that, theoretical reflections, methodological approaches adopted to measure costs/benefits, and case studies will be explored to understand what negative or positive impacts result from the phenomenon. In this perspective, this presentation will focus on the legislative inflation happening in Brazil, which has a federative state model, presenting studies realized by the Observatory for the Quality of Law, in Minas Gerais State. The paper will reflect on the competencies of the legislator to act, the efficiency of the regulation that has been done and how it can impact the quality of the democracy in the country.