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Call for papers: 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (extended deadline for abstracts submission: 31 January 2018)

The call for papers for the “7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms” is […] read more

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 – Public Policy and Water Regulation: Some examples from the Americas

Water supply and sanitation are essential for socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.  The adequate provision of these services is full of complexities and involves a great […] read more


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The Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Global digitalisation is just around the corner. It will have a major impact on many sectors of society, widely ranging from services to social interactions. […] read more


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“Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy” presentation at the European Parliament

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee requested a study on Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy and has now invited the project […] read more



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Next REGUTRAIN workshop: Implementing the fourth railway package

The workshop “Implementing the fourth railway package: different models to introduce competition in long-distance services” takes place on Friday, December 1st in Madrid.   read more



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Regulating smart cities: infrastructure, sharing and financing

FSR Transport Adviser, Prof Juan Montero, is teaching this week at the Intensive Training “Regulating smart cities: infrastructure, sharing and financing”, organised by the Communications […] read more

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The first issue of the new CRNI Journal by Sage is now available!

The first issue of the new “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries” (CRNI) by Sage is now available! Building on the 16-year tradition and strength […] read more


7th European Aviation Conference

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Air Transport Liberalisation: European Aviation Conference 2017 & New book by Prof Matthias Finger and Prof Ken Button

FSR Transport Advisor Professor Kenneth Button will discuss at the European Aviation Conference in Dublin, taking place 13th and 14th of November 2017.   read more


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We’re hiring: Job Opportunities for two Research Associates at FSR Transport

The Florence School of Regulation – Transport Area (FSR Transport) is hiring: we are looking for two Research Associates to join the team based in Florence, Italy. read more

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18, No 4 – Reform of the Railway Sector and its Achievements

- Rail

In the last three decades, state-owned railways have been reformed in many countries.

The Japanese National Railways (JNR) was the first railway system to be divided and corporatized in 1987. In the following year, the Swedish State Railways (SJ) was reformed by introducing vertical separation, and this case had much influence on the stipulation of wider EU railway policies. Although the EU railway policies were stipulated based on regional context specificities, these policies and their results have been discussed even in some non-EU countries and have tended to have large impacts on the railway sector of those countries. Nevertheless, there are several other countries where the railways were reformed by different models and could improve the performance by certain measures such as inviting private investments, avoiding cross-subsidies among different divisions, liberalising the management of railways, and introducing intra-modal competition by an appropriate means.