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3rd Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Taking stock of current challenges

13th June 2014

Continuing the successful format, the 3rd  Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures will take place on Friday, 13 June and bring together all research areas of the Florence School of Regulation to discuss current challenges in the regulation of the Infrastructure Industries.

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, which generally call for more, rather than less regulatory intervention. Yet, the question about the right mixture between market, economic, technical and social regulation remains wide open in all network industries. And the question becomes even more acute when considering infrastructure development, as, at least in some of the network industries, state aid is practiced if not required, thus triggering additional questions of market distortion and the complex interplay between sector specific and competition regulation . This 3rd Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures aims at taking stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing. It does so

  • by looking at the main infrastructure sectors, notably  telecommunications, postal services, electricity, gas, railways, air transport, urban public transport , as well as  water distribution and sanitation; intermodal approaches to infrastructure regulation  (e.g., rail and air, road and rail, electricity and gas, post and telecommunications) are particularly encouraged
  • by looking at infrastructure regulation from various disciplinary approaches, notably  engineering, economics, law and political science; interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged ;
  • by linking an academic approach to practical relevance; policy relevant research papers are again particularly encouraged; and

finally, we especially welcome papers that link technology and institutions in a dynamic perspective. Interested junior academics – advanced PhD students, PostDocs and Assistant Professors – along with academically minded practitioners are particularly encouraged to participate . Outstanding papers will have the chance to be rapidly published in the Journal  Competition and Regulation in Network Industries. The best paper will receive an award.

Unique Conference Format

The format of the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures is unique:

  • each presenter has 45’, which includes 20’ of presentation, 10’ of qualified feedback and 15’ of discussion with the audience (there are only 2 papers per session, guaranteeing high quality);
  • feedback will be given by senior professors associated with the Florence School of Regulation, who are specifically knowledgeable about the topic at hand;
  • papers which will be retained for publication will receive additional feedback beyond the conference

Interested academics – advanced PhD students, PostDocs and Assistant Professors – along with academically minded practitioners are particularly encouraged to participate and discuss the presentations.

Scientific Committee

Organised with

NIQ   EPFL


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Details

Date:
13th June 2014
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Venue

Villa La Fonte
Via delle Fontanelle, 18
San Domenico di Fiesole, Firenze 50014

Organiser

Nadia Bert
Phone:
+390554685795
Email:
FSR.Transport@EUI.eu