Matthias Finger

Deputy Director of the Transport Area
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Biography

Matthias Finger is a Part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation. He was a Professor of Management of Network Industries and is since July 2020 an Emeritus Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

After having been Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, New York (1989-1991) and an Associate Professor at Columbia University, New York (1992-1994), Matthias Finger was appointed Full Professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration in Lausanne in 1995. There he developed his research on the transformation of network industries in the postal, telecommunications, railways, electricity, air transport, and water sectors. In his research, he aimed at reconciling the liberalization of these sectors with public service objectives by means of new regulatory arrangements, while at the same time promoting a more entrepreneurial behavior of the operators. Matthias was appointed to his position of Full Professor at EPFL in October 2002. As of 2018, he is a full professor at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Matthias edits the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries as well as Network Industries Quarterly.

Matthias received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Education in 1986, both from the University of Geneva.

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