Aziza AKHMOUCH | OECD, France (2010, 2011)
Aziza Akhmouch holds a PhD in Geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics. She is Policy Analyst at the Regional Development Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate of OECD. She is an expert of multilevel governance of water policy. She has worked to identify best practices for building capacity at subnational level and coordinating water policies across ministries and between levels of government.
Lars ANWANDTER | European Investment Bank, Italy (2011, 2013-2015)
Lars Anwandter holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics from the University of Maryland in College Park with a thesis about the water sector. He has worked for one and a half years as Environmental Economist for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington and for two years as Water Sector Specialist for the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg and for 9 years as Senior Loan Officer of the EIB in Rome.
Luca ARNAUDO | Italian Competition Authority, Italy (2010, 2012-2013)
Ph.D. in law and economics, he has been a visiting professor at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, 2014) and at the UnLaM University (Buenos Aires, 2010), as well as a visiting scholar at various universities in the U.S. and Europe. His main research interests are cognitive law and economics, antitrust, public utilities, and pharmaceutical regulation, on which he wrote two books and more than forty articles and book chapters.
Luca is an officer of the investigative division of the Italian Competition Authority since 2001.
Alberto ASQUER | SOAS - University of London, UK (2012, 2015)
Lecturer of Business Strategy and Policy at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and Lecturer in Public Policy & Management at SOAS University of London. His research interests focus on the area of public policy and management, and especially in the political economy of regulation and regulatory reforms, public policy implementation, and public management. He spent visiting periods at CESifo (Munich), Higher School of Economics (Moscow), and at the EUI (Fiesole, Italy).
Meltem BAGIS AKKAYA | Turkish Competition Authority, Turkey (2014-2016)
Chief Competition Expert in Turkish Competition Authority. Before she worked as a journalist in Turkish Daily News and became editor-in-chief, and served as an adviser to the State Minister of Economic Affairs. She has been working on merger, cartel cases and has done market inquiries in broad spectrum of markets ranging from retail to energy. She is the founding member of the Mediterranean Competition Council and a member of the editorial board of the Mediterranean Competition Bulletin.
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Jaime Fernando Melo BAPTISTA | LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Portugal (2015)
Jaime Melo Baptista completed a degree in Civil Engineering in 1975 at the University of Porto, in Portugal, and did the Specialization Course in Sanitary Engineering in 1976/77 at the Nova University of Lisbon.
He began working at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) in 1976 and he managed its Sanitary Hydraulics Division between 1984 and 1989 and headed its Hydraulics Department between 1990 and 2000.
He carried out numerous research projects on the economic design and rehabilitation of water distribution systems. He is author or co-author of more than five hundred publications and technical and scientific papers.
He is member of the board of directors of the International Water Association (IWA) since 2012 and was honoured with the IWA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Management and Science. Between 2003 and 2015 he has been the chairperson of the Water and Waste Services Regulatory Authority (ERSAR), an independent administrative authority, regulating about 5,000 utilities providing those public services in Portugal.
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Franco BECCHIS | Fondazione per l'Ambiente & Turin School of Local Regulation, Italy (2009-2016)
Scientific Director of Fondazione per l’Ambiente since its creation, he coordinates research programmes on the interaction between economics, energy and environment and on local public services, as well as capacity building and support activities for local public entities. He has been contract Professor in Environmental Economics at the Polytechnic of Torino, University of East Piedmont and Saint John International University. His scientific interests and his publications range from public economics to environmental and regulatory economics.
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Thomas BOLOGNESI | University of Geneva, Switzerland (2016)
Thomas Bolognesi holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Grenoble. Currently, he is senior research fellow at the University of Geneva (Institute for Environmental Studies and Geneva Water Hub) and at the University of Lausanne (IDHEAP). His main research interests are in urban water system regulation, water governance and water security in the area of organizational and institutional economics and political economy. He his co-editor in chief of the book series Palgrave studies in Water Governance. Recent publications:
BOLOGNESI, Thomas. The water vulnerability of metro and megacities: An investigation of structural determinants. In: Natural Resources Forum, 2015, vol. 39, n° 2, p. 123-133.
BOLOGNESI, Thomas. Analyse structurelle des systèmes hydriques urbains en Europe : aspects organisationnels et défis patrimoniaux. In: Revue d'économie industrielle, 2014, vol. 147, p. 51-86.
BOLOGNESI, Thomas. The paradox of the modernisation of urban water systems in Europe: Intrinsic institutional limits for sustainability. In: Natural Resources Forum, 2014, vol. 38, n° 4, p. 270-281.
BOLOGNESI, Thomas. The results of modernizing network industries: the case of urban water services in Europe. In: Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 2014, vol. 15, n° 4, p. 371-398.
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Giorgio BROSIO | University of Torino, Italy (2016)
Giorgio Brosio is Professor of Public Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Torino, Italy. He has been professor at the Universities of Bari, Italy, and Geneva, Switzerland. He has been the President of the Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica (Italian Public Economics Association) from 2009 to 2012 and is still member of the Board and was President of the European Public Choice Association (April 1992 - April 1993) and member of the Board until 1999.
He has worked as a consultant for international institutions (mostly the IMF, the EU, the IADB and the World Bank) on public sector reform and development, with particular emphasis on taxation, natural resources and decentralization issues.
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Janice BEECHER | Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University, United States (2014)
Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. She is Editor of Utilities Policy. Her areas of interest include structural and regulatory change; market failure and regulatory responsiveness; regulatory theory, institutions, and ethics; commission organization and demographics; and pricing policies and incentives. She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. She teaches graduate courses in public policy, privatization, and regulation.
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Stefan BOUZAROVSKI | University of Manchester, UK (2009)
Social geographer with interests in social environmental science, political ecology, architecture, urban planning, development, and welfare economics. His research has explored the socio-technical, economic and political dynamics in the rise of energy vulnerability in developed and developing countries alike. He is Professor of Geography at the School of Environment, Education and Development, at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Larkinson, Scatcherd and Dulverton scholarships at the University of Oxford between 1999 and 2003.
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Carlo CAMBINI | Politecnico di Torino & European University Institute, Italy (2009-2016)
Ph.D. in Public Economics, he was Visiting Researcher at the Institut d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI) at the University of Toulouse (1998/1999), where he worked under the supervision of Prof. J.J. Laffont. Currently he is Associate Professor in Industrial Organization in Politecnico di Torino and member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Regulation. He specializes in Industrial Organization and Policy, Competition Policy and Regulation, Special focus on the Economics of Public Utilities in general and Economics of Telecommunications.
Malika CHERTOUK | University of Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou, Algeria (2010, 2011)
Professor of public and local finance at the Doctorate School of Management of Public Finance (University of Tlemcen), at the National School of Management of Algiers and at the University of Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou. She is also Research Director at the REDYL Laboratory, a research centre focused on economics of reforms and local dynamics. She is interested in the evaluation of local public policies and is actively involved in programs of international cooperation in the field of sustainable management and development of local areas.
Carles CONILL VERGES | Metropolitan Environmental Agency, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain (2010, 2011)
Director of the Metropolitan Environmental Agency of de Barcelona Metropolitan Area (EMSHTR), local authority managing drinking water, sanitation and municipal waste treatment of the city of Barcelona and 32 cities included on its area, with a population over 3,2 millions of inhabitants. He has been Managing Director of the public enterprise Metropolitan Sanitation Company (EMSSA), that manages the main Sanitation net and 7 wastewater plants of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, and Manager of the ECOPARC4 Consortium formed with the Regional Government of Catalonia for the construction and operation of the biggest waste treatment plant of Barcelona Region.
Marina DI GIACOMO | University of Turin, Italy (2009-2013)
Assistant professor of Economics at the University of Turin, School of Economics. She holds a MSc in Economics from University College London and the PhD in Economics from the University of Turin. She worked as a researcher at Ceris-CNR, HERMES Research Center and the University of Eastern Piedmont.
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Jihad ELNABOULSI | Université Franche-Comté, France (2009-2011, 2013-2014)
Economist and Researcher at the University of Franche-Comté, France. He also worked as Research Economist at The French Ministry of Agriculture, The French Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Research, and The National School for Water and Environmental Engineering, Strasbourg. In 1997, he was Visiting Researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Science. His research interests are environmental and resources economics, public economics, pricing policies and modeling, regulation of public services.
Giovanni FASANO | Independent Consultant, Italy (2014)
Financial Analyst and Business Consultant with a wide experience in financial and insurance markets, corporate finance and credit risk management. He is Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Microeconomics at Saint John International University (American University based in Italy). He has deep knowledge in accounting and financial statements analysis under IFRS methods, Italian, US and UK GAAPs. After serving as Financial Risk Manager at some insurance companies, he is now Senior Financial Analyst at Beta Consulting, Turin.
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Vito FRAGNELLI | University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy (2013)
Associate Professor of Game Theory and Operations Research at the Department of Associate Professor of Operations Research at the Department of Advanced Sciences and Technologies of University of Eastern Piedmont. His main research interests are on Cost allocation problems, Operations Research games, Fair division, Electoral systems, Co-insurance games, Emergency management on which he wrote about 100 papers.
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Giovanni FRAQUELLI | University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy (2009-2012)
Full professor of Economy and firm Management at the East Piedmont University. He is Director of the Department of studies on firms and territory and since 2000 manages the Research Centre HERMES (at Real Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri – TO), for the study of local public utilities. He participated for the Ceris-Cnr in a number of research regarding the financial structure of the big industrial firms in Italy. In recent years he has worked mainly on the local public utilities through studies and empirical research on costs dynamics, efficiency performance, productivity after deregulation and privatisation process.
Andrea GIUNTINI | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (2011)
Associate professor in Economic History at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia where he teaches Economic history and Labour History. Treasurer of International railway history association; member of European Business History Association, T2M (Transport, traffic and mobility), and other important national and International associations. His research deals with contemporary economic history. His main fields of research are: history of networks, infrastructure, energy, transport and communications, urban history.
Jean-Michel GLACHANT | Florence School of Regulation, Italy (2014)
Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair at the European University Institute, Florence. He is Professor in Economics and he is or has been Advisor to DG TREN, DG COMP, DG Research and DG ENER of the European Commission and Coordinator/Scientific Advisor of several European research projects. Chief-Editor Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy and member of the Council of the International Association for Energy Economics.
Céline KAUFFMANN | OECD, France (2013)
PhD in Economics from the Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is senior economist at the OECD Regulatory Policy Division. She has led the work on private sector participation in infrastructure as part of the OECD Programme on Sustainable Financing for Water and Sanitation. Céline has special expertise in the socio-economic conditions of African countries and in infrastructure development.
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Ioannis N. KESSIDES | Yale University, US (2012, 2014)
Senior Lecturer, Ethics, Politics & Economics at Yale University. Former Lead Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group. His areas of specialization were competition, regulatory, and privatization policies in network utilities, market structure and firm conduct, determinants of entry and exit, and contestability analysis. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1990, he taught at the University of Maryland and was an economist in the Line of Business Program of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Pia LOVENGREEN ALESSI | Florence School of Regulation, Italy (2016)
Pia has extensive work experience in managing projects in the field of energy, education and sustainable development. She has worked over 8 years for non-profit organisations in selecting, implementing and managing development projects in India and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pia has also worked on several European projects, mainly based in Brussels and worked for the Danish TSO Energinet.dk where she was actively involved in establishing the TSO association ENTSOG. She joined the FSR in January 2012 as External Relations Advisor and was nominated Universal Access to Energy Advisor in November 2015. Pia holds a Master’s degree in European and International Politics from Edinburgh University and a Diplôme d’études complémentaire (DEC) in Humanitarian Aid from Université Catholique de Louvain.
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Ola MATTISSON | Lund University, Sweden (2009-2013)
Assistant professor at Lund University since 2000; he is member of the Public management research group and the ’Infrastructure management’ research program within the Lund University Institute of Economic Research. The main focus of the research is public organizations and especially infrastructure activities. His main research interest is strategy and management control in various contexts such as competitive tendering or local government cooperation. Member of the CIRIEC International Scientific Commission and the Commission for public enterprises.
Henrique MONTEIRO | ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal (2014)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of ISCTE Business School and a researcher at BRU-IUL. His main research interests are in environmental and natural resource economics, especially in the area of water management and applied microeconometrics. He also worked as a consultant for the European Commission, the River Basin Authorities of Alentejo and Algarve and the Regional Government of Madeira.
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Peter NORTH | Greater London Authority, UK (2011)
Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. His professional career has been in the energy sector in design, development and implementation of both the private and public sector energy projects. His technology experience ranges from nuclear and fossil fuels, to combined heat and power, district heating and renewables including waste. Peter’s work has involved the commercial development of energy projects combining engineering with commercial structuring and financing. Peter is currently a Senior Manager – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy), with the Greater London Authority.
Nicoletta PIROZZI | Istituto Affari Internazionali and "Roma Tre" University, Italy (2015)
Senior Fellow in the European Affairs area at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Adjunct Professor at the “Roma Tre” University in Rome. She works mainly on EU foreign and security policies, EU civilian crisis management, EU policy towards sub-Saharan Africa and EU relations with other organizations – United Nations, NATO and African Union - in the field of peace and security. She regularly contributes to the IAI’s publications, both as author and editor, and has published a number of articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. In 2012, she served as Seconded National Expert by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the European External Action Service, where she worked on civilian capability development for crisis management. Previously, she has been research fellow in the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme and visiting fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris. She graduated in Political Science at the University of Pisa and at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. She also obtained a MA Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and a PhD in Institutions and Politics from the Catholic University in Milan.
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Cristina PRONELLO | Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2016)
Cristina Pronello is associate professor at Politecnico di Torino, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning; she has been full professor at Université Lumière Lyon2, LET (Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports). She is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the JPI Urban Europe and she has been for eight years Chair of the COST Domain Committee Transport and Urban Development, and served in the ECTRI board from 2005 to 2013. Her scientific interests are mainly focused to the travel behaviour, the effects of ITS on users behaviours, the mobility surveys, transport economics and the environmental impacts from transport systems.
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Pippo RANCI ORTIGOSA | Università Cattolica of Milan, Italy (2009-2016)
He was the first president of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas authority (1996-2003), vice-president of the Council of European Energy Regulators (2001-2003) and the first director of the Florence School of Regulation at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute in Florence (2004-2008). He is a retired professor at the Università Cattolica in Milan. He has been a consultant for the Italian Government, he has published articles and edited volumes on the Italian economy, monetary policy, the non-profit sector, industrial policy and public utility tariffs.
Catarina ROSETA PALMA | ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal (2012, 2013)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of ISCTE Business School (ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa). Her main research interests are in environmental and natural resource economics. She’s the vice-president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She has worked as a consultant for INAG (Portuguese Water Authority), the Portuguese Environment Ministry, the European Commission and the River Basin Authorities of Alentejo and Algarve.
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Maria SALVETTI | La Sorbonne University, France (2015-2016)
Former chief economist for the French national agency for water and aquatic environment (Onema), Maria Salvetti has joined the “Economics of Public Private Partnerships” chair in La Sorbonne University.
She is setting up a European working group on economic regulation of water sector, in partnership with the Florence school of regulation (part of the European research institute). She is also working as an expert for the Danube Water Program from the Workd Bank.
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Jim SALZMAN | Duke University School of Law, US (2009)
He holds joint appointments at Duke University as the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law at the Law School and as the Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment. In more than eight books and seventy articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. His most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and excerpted in Natural History.
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Alberto SANTEL | ACaM – Agenzia Campana per la Mobilità sostenibile, Italy (2010)
Consultant of the ACaM – Agenzia Campana per la Mobilità sostenibile, local authority owned by the Campania Region, managing regional public transport by rail and by bus, where he is responsible for the monitoring the respect of the Public Service Obligations, included into the concession agreement for the regional commuters transport by rail with Trenitalia S.p.A.. He has been 15 years working experience in local and national governments, NGOs, public and private companies, in: network tendering model and direct awarding of transport service and public service obligations discussion and management; extensive project management experience in the EU; co-ordination of large international frameworks & networks.
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Andrea SBANDATI | CISPEL Toscana, Italy (2009-2013, 2015-2016)
Director General of CISPEL Toscana, a Regional Association of local public services enterprises in the sector of public utilities. Since 1990 a major part of his researches and works is related to public utilities, especially to waste management. Since 1997 to present he has been a member of Quadrifoglio Consortium where he holds the position of Vice-president. He is also a collaborator for the Regional Agency for Resources Recovery SpA in Florence and for CRS Proacqua in Rome.
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Carlo SCARPA | University of Brescia, Italy (2009-2012, 2014-2016)
Full professor of Economics at the University of Brescia. He has taught and done research at Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and York, at the Bocconi University in Milan, London Business School, Boston College and Delta (Ecole Normale Superieure) in Paris. He acted as advisor to the Bank of Italy, Consob (the Italian Stock exchange regulator), the AEEG (the Italian energy authority), the World Bank, private firms in the energy sector and associations of local public utilities. He is interested in industrial economics, particularly with reference to regulated public utilities and to the energy and transportation sectors.
Sarah SHABABI | University of Genoa, Italy (2015-2016)Researcher at the University of Genoa, Italy. She has a background in accounting and tax advisory services, working as a manager for Deloitte, both in Italy and the UK from 2002 to 2008, where she gained considerable experience in financial statements analysis under IFRS methods, Italian and UK GAAP for the purposes of corporate financial reporting. She has also had experience teaching seminars for the course in Applied Economic and Financial Policies at the University of Genoa.
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Vincent VEROUDEN | European Commission, Belgium (2010)
Senior economist in the Chief Economist Team of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition. He joined DG Competition in January 2000. From 2000 until 2004 he worked in the Commission's Merger Task Force (MTF), the department responsible for merger control. He was also took part in drafting the EU Horizontal Merger Guidelines, which were published by the Commission in 2004. In June 2004 he became a member of the Chief Economist Team. Since then, his activities have focused on the area of state aid control (control of subsidies to the private sector, with a view to limit distortions of competition and trade within the EU). Ph.D. in Economics from Tilburg University.
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