The main infrastructures – energy, transport, and communications – have experienced significant liberalization processes over the past 30 years. Liberalization has generally been accompanied by market dynamics, as evidenced by the emergence of new entrants. But we have also witnessed a reinforcement of the historical operators (incumbents), which have often diversified into adjacent industries and even beyond, raising the question of their regulation as well as the question of the regulation of converging industries, as in the case of postal services and telecommunications, electricity and gas, or intermodal transport for that matter.
This evolution constitutes as many challenges for regulation, regulatory bodies and regulatory policy more generally. This conference aims at exploring these challenges for regulation and regulators across the infrastructures and in an interdisciplinary manner, combining engineering, economics, law, and political science.
- Prof. Matthias Finger (EPFL and EUI, Director of the Transport Area of FSR)
- Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant (Director of the Energy Area of FSR)
- Prof. Pier Luigi Parcu (Director of the Communications and Media Area of FSR)