Please find below a brief profile of the professors and experts who have given lecture
at the International Summer School so far
(into brackets the Editions they took part to)

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Laura AbrardiLaura ABRARDI Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2018-2019, 2021-2022)
Laura Abrardi is a Researcher in Applied Economic Theory at Politecnico di Torino. She specializes in Regulation, Contract Theory and Information Economics with special focus on the energy sector. Her research also includes studies on consumers' behavior and firm theory.



Aziza AkhmouchAziza 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 AnwandterLars 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 ArnaudoLuca 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 AsquerAlberto 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 Baggis AkkayaMeltem BAGIS AKKAYA | Turkish Competition Authority, Turkey (2014-2019, 2021-2023)
Meltem is the Head of Department of Strategy Development and Acting Head of Department of External Relations and Competition Advocacy. She has been working for the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) for 22 years. She has a broad experience in handling merger & acquisition, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. She worked as an Economy Editor in the Turkish Daily News before joining the Authority. After graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, she received a master’s degree in European Union Law in University of Essex with distinction. She has been teaching competition and regulation and digital economy in Turin School of Regulation (Italy) Summer School. She is also teaching digital economy in Atilim University, Ankara. She has been giving seminars in various international universities on digital economy in the last 10 years and has an extensive knowledge on competition, regulation and platform economy.



Alberto BiancardiAlberto BIANCARDI | GSE – Gestore dei Servizi Energetici Spa, Italy (2023)
Director of the Department of Studies, System Monitoring and International Relations at GSE – Gestore dei Servizi Energetici Spa; Secretary-general at AREL (Centre for Studies, Research and Legislation Agency).
Member of the Strategic Council of  IWA – International Water Association from September 2017 to present
President of WAREG European Water Regulators from May 2015 to September 2018.
From April 2020 to present he is Member of the Board of Directors of the Electrical Energy Association (AEE) a company of "AEIT” - Italian  Association of Electrical, Electronics, Automation, Information and Communication Technology"
Commissioner of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment from February 2011 to August 2018. 
He graduated from “L. Bocconi” University in Milan with a degree in Economic and Social Studies.
With a background as economist, he served with the following institutions: AGCM (the Italian Antitrust Authority, the Italian Electricity and Gas Regulatory Authority, the Single Buyer (Acquirente Unico Spa), the Ministry for Industry and the Italian Prime Minister’s Office. In the latter institution, he coordinated the NARS (the counselling unit operating with the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning, or ‘CIPE’, on the regulatory themes related to network-infrastructure services). He also served with Eni and Enel (as the President’s assistant).
From March 2007 to the current office, he served as: Director General of the Equalisation Fund for the Electricity Sector (CCSE); untenured Professor at the Genoa University, and Energy and Infrastructure Area Manager with AREL.
Alberto Biancardi is the author of numerous publications on public services and economic regulation. He is also non tenured Professor at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in the faculty of Economics, Energy and Environment. 



Vito FragnelliJaime 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.



Franco BecchisFranco BECCHIS | Fondazione per l'Ambiente & Turin School of Local Regulation, Italy (2009-2019, 2023)
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.



Simona BenedettiniSimona BENEDETTINI | Freelance consultant, Italy (2022)
Simona Benedettini is a freelance consultant specializing in energy economics. Simona worked as energy economist for PwC and other boutique consulting firms. As energy and competition economist she provides advice to private organizations and public institutions, at the national and European level, on a wide range of issues concerning power market design, electricity network regulation, and energy policies.
During her career, she also assisted several private operators before the Italian Competition Authority and has worked on secondment at the Competition Department of the Financial Conduct Authority leading industry associations, consultancies, and research institutions.
Simona has Simona published several articles on regulation and competition of the energy sector in academic journals and leading Italian newspapers. She earned a PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Siena and has been visiting scholar at the University of Illinois.



Clara BocchinoClara BOCCHINO | Fondazione per l'Ambiente & Turin School of Local Regulation, Italy (2022-2023)
Dr. Clara Bocchino is a human geographer expert in transboundary natural resource management, with a particular focus on the link between conservation and development objectives. She received a MSc degree in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Environmental Science and Regional Economic Development from the University of Bologna. She has worked as a consultant and researcher for two decades in Southern Africa, mostly in the Great Limpopo and Kavango-Zambezi TFCAs and with the SADC TFCAs Unit. Part of the coordination team of the SADC TFCAs Network, she also prepared the SADC TFCAs M&E Framework in 2018. With knowledge also in the fields of One Health, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, she has recently shifted her work towards programme managment/coordination and design: she has managed the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Management programme, for a consortium of international and regional government agencies, including USAID, the SADC Groundwater Institute and the Government of South Africa (2018 - 2021), and has supported the KAZA TFCA Secretariat in strategy processes in 2020-2021. She has recently developed a Climate Change Adaptation Programme for FAO in the Kunene River Area for the migratory communities, she is completing the formulation of the EU NaturAfrica Programme for Southern Africa and has begun for FAO and UNDP the formulation of a regional programme to enact the SADC Strategy for enhancing Drought Resilience in the region. She is a member of regional and international networks on environment and development, and a lecturer for the Master Degree in Transfrontier Conservation for the University of Pretoria (RSA).



Thomas BolognesiThomas 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.


Giorgio BrosioGiorgio 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.


Janice BeecherJanice 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.



Stefan BouzarovskiStefan 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. 



Carlo CambiniCarlo CAMBINI | Politecnico di Torino & European University Institute, Italy (2009-2017)
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 ChertoukMalika 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 ConillCarles 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. 



Carles ConillMarine CORNELIS | Independent consultant, Italy (2018-2019, 2023)
Marine Cornelis is an expert and independent consultant in legal and policy developments regarding Energy, Consumer protection, Energy Poverty, and Dispute Resolution, at EU and international levels, based in Turin, Italy. 
Marine provide support and policy analysis services and advises organisations to set up strategies to put the citizens back in the centre of the energy markets. She puts her skills and expertise at the service of think tanks, public bodies, cities, and regions, private companies, associations, universities or research centres. She is regularly invited to share her experience at events organised by different interlocutors, such as the European Commission and the European Energy Poverty Observatory. In particular, since the beginning of 2018, she has been an expert consultant for the ESRC Just Energy research project on access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in the European energy markets, for which she provides strategy and policy analysis services. Marine has also been an expert-evaluator for European Commission’s Horizon 2020 project since 2016. 
She got into consumer protection, justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through her 6-year experience as the Secretary-General of NEON, the European network of energy dispute-resolution services and ombudsmen. Marine launched the network and was leading the association in its advocacy, lobbying, and European public affairs activities.
Marine has a background in Political sciences and economics, having graduated from Sciences Po. Lille and the Lille University of Economics. 
Visit Marine’s website for more information about her work and projects.



Marina Di GiacomoMarina 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.



Jihad ElnaboulsiJihad 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 FasanoGiovanni 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.



Pier Marco FerraresiPier Marco FERRARESI | University of Turin & Centro Einaudi, Italy (2023)
Pier Marco Ferraresi is a professional economist; he holds a Doctorate in Economics at The University of Turin and has worked on a number of ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post evaluations of public policies in different fields, including social security, the economic impact of infrastructures and the design of innovation policies. He is presently Contract Professor of Microeconomics, of Macroeconomic Scenarios and of Industrial Organization at the University of Turin, where for more than a decade he held courses of Public Economics. The main fields of his consultancy and research activity are Social Security, Impact analysis of public policies, Innovation economics and policy, quantitative statistics and models, applied statistic, survey design and contingent evaluation. Pier Marco developed within two different research projects for the European Commission a model simulating the effects of ageing on the aggregate savings as well as a model forecasting the social security expenditure in different countries. He also worked (with Elsa Fornero) as an independent evaluator with the World Bank in order to assess the Bank’s assistance to pension reforms in Albania, Latvia, F.Y.R. of Macedonia and Russia. He was for seventeen years head of the Economic Studies Service of the Association of Building Constructors of Turin (ANCE Torino). He is a member of the Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin, with which he has been collaborating as Senior Researcher since 2015 on various projects, including the 'Indagine sul risparmio e sulle scelte finanziarie degli Italiani' ('Survey on Italian Households' savings and financial choices'), of which he edited, together with Giuseppe Russo, the 2021 and 2022 editions; again with Giuseppe Russo, he edited the 'Rapporto sulla clientela del Private Banking in Italia' ('Report on Private Banking in Italy') of 2021.


Vito FragnelliVito 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.



Giovanni FraquelliGiovanni 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 GiuntiniAndrea 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 GlachantJean-Michel GLACHANT | Florence School of Regulation, Italy (2014, 2018, 2019)
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. 


Daniela GLOCKER OECD, France (2017Daniela Glocker

Daniela Glocker works as an economist and policy analyst in the Regional Development Policy Division of the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism. In her current position, Daniela Glocker works on regional development with a particular focus on urban areas. Her work aims at assessing the impact of location‑specific and man‑made fundamentals, such as governance arrangements, of urban agglomerations on their economic, social and demographic development. In her research, she focuses on how to make cities more liveable, productive and inclusive. Most recently, she worked on a Metropolitan Review of the metropolitan area Rotterdam-The Hague and a report on Spatial Planning and Policy in Israel: The Cases of Netanya and Umm al-Fahm.

Prior to joining the OECD in 2015, Daniela Glocker held researcher positions at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. She graduated with a doctorate in Economics from the Free University Berlin and visited the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Urban Institute in Washington, DC during her studies. In addition to her policy focused work, Daniela Glocker has published her academic work in peer-reviewed journals.


Paula GORI | European University Institute, Italy (2017 - 2019Paula Gori

Paula Gori is currently working at the newly established School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI). Prior to this she was the Coordinator of the Florence School of Regulation – Communications and Media and research associate of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and of the Florence Competition Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI. Her main research interests cover smart cities, privacy and data protection. Before joining the Florence School of Regulation in September 2010, she gained extensive experience at the European Parliament in Brussels. Paula also collaborated with the UNESCO centre of Florence and she is a UNESCO Junior Ambassador. She also got the title of civil and commercial mediator, especially for international disputes. She holds an MA in International Relations (University of Bologna) and an LLM in International Law (University of Florence) and attended the "Double Maîtrise franco-italienne en droit" and obtained a Maîtrise en Droit (Sorbonne University).


Maria Kastelan MrakMarija KASTELAN MRAK University of Rijeka, Croatia (2017)

Marija Kastelan Mrak, was born in Rijeka, Croatia. She is a tenured professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rijeka, Croatia, where she teaches classes related to organization design and management. Her areas of academic interest include: organization theory, industrial organization, public sector management, and most recently, economics of regulation. Since 2011, she has been a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the Rijeka Faculty of Economics. She has served two vice-dean mandates for undergraduate (2007-2010) and graduate studies (2010-2013) and is presently she heading a Specialist Postgraduate Program Management in the Public Sector, run by the Faculty of Economics of Rijeka.



Celine KauffmannCéline 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.



Ioannis KessidesIoannis 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. 



Phoebe KoundouriPHOEBE KOUNDOURI | Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (2021)
Phoebe Koundouri is a world-renowned environmental economics professor and global leader in sustainable development. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy. She is listed in the most-cited women economists in the world, with 15 published books and more than 450 published peer reviewed scientific papers, book chapters and reports. She is elected member of the World Academy of Art & Science, President-elect of the European Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists and she has received numerous international awards for academic excellence, including the prestigious European Research Council Synergy Grant (2020). With 100 European/Global research projects/initiatives and a team of 150 researchers, her work defines global policies and supports human well-being across the globe. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Reading University. Since 2006 she is professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), founder/director of the ReSEES Research Laboratory (AUEB), the Sustainable Development Unit (ATHENA Informatics Research and Innovation Center) and the Climate-KIC HUB Greece of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. She chairs the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Europe, the International Center for Research ICRE8 and the SAB of European Forest Institute. She is a commissioner of the global COVID-19 Lancet Commission, member of the Pissaridis Commission (10 year Greek Development Plan) and of the National Climate Change Committee of Greece, and an advisor to the EU, the World Bank, the UN, NATO, the WHO and other international organizations and governments worldwide.

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Guillaume LavoieGuillaume LAVOIE | City of Montreal, ENAP, Canada (2017)                                                                        
City councillor in Montreal, Qc, Canada. Before entering politics, worked in public diplomacy, public policies and international relations, in Canada and abroad. A lecturer at the National School of Public Administration (Énap) in Montreal, he is an expert on the sharing economy and public policies. He holds a Masters in international public administration (Énap) and a B.A. in industrial relations and certificates in administration, and law (Université Laval). In addition, he completed executive programs at the London School of Economics and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C, Guillaume is also a Fellow of the Forum of federations, Action Canada, the Jeanne-Sauvé Foundation and Next City.


Pia Lovengreen AlessiPia 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 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.


Ola MattissonOla 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 MonteiroHenrique 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.



Peter NorthPeter 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. 



Vlasios OikonomouVLASIOS OIKONOMOU | IEECP, Netherlands (2021-2022)
Dr. Vlasios Oikonomou is a senior researcher and Managing Director at IEECP, economist who is coordinating a series of EU funded projects (such as the H2020 ENPOR on energy poverty policy formulations and others). He has been coordinating the EC IEE ENSPOL project (Energy Saving Policies and Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes) and he participates in the EC H2020 EPATEE (Evaluation into practice to achieve targets for energy efficiency). He is currently leading two EC Horizon 2020 projects; PROSPECT (Peer Powered Cities and Regions) as a scientific coordinator, and PUBLENEF (Supporting Public Authorities for implementing energy efficiency policies). In the past, he was a coordinator an EC FP7 POLIMP project (Mobilizing and Transferring knowledge on post-2012 climate policy implications), the EC FP7 project APRAISE on evaluating energy efficiency and climate policy programs in the EU. He was also partner to the EC H2020 EU-MERCI (EU coordinated Methods and procedures based on Real Cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the Industry) on Article 7 policies in industry. He has finalised his PhD on interactions of White Certificates energy and climate policy instruments, where he has published a series of articles in books and journals in this field and he is invited as energy efficiency policy expert in various EU policy conferences. His mother tongue is Greek and he speaks English, French, and Dutch.



Flavio PinoFlavio PINO Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2023)
Flavio Pino is a Researcher in Digital Economics at Politecnico di Torino.
He specializes in Game Theory, Competition and Regulation, with a special focus on the effects of consumer data on market outcomes. He has also worked on the regulation of the motorway sector and on the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the European Union.



Nicoletta PirozziNicoletta 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.



Cristina PronelloCristina PRONELLO | Sorbonne Universités - UTC and Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2016-2019, 2021-2023)
Cristina Pronello is full professor at Sorbonne Universités - UTC and full professor at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering; 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.


Pippo RanciPippo RANCI ORTIGOSA Università Cattolica of Milan, Italy (2009-2019, 2021-2023)
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 PalmaCatarina 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.



Francesca RosignoliFrancesca ROSIGNOLI Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain (2022, 2023)
Francesca Rosignoli (PhD 2016) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public Law at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).
Her research interests include environmental justice, global environmental governance, climate change, climate-induced migration, and collective capabilities. She is currently engaged in a project focusing on the role of gender and justice in climate-induced migration.
Her latest monograph, Environmental Justice for Climate Refugees, was published by Routledge in May 2022.



Jim SalzmanMaria SALVETTI | La Sorbonne University, France (2015-2019, 2021-2023)
Maria Salvetti (F) is a water economist and a policy analyst with nearly 20 years of experience. She is a Research Associate and the Head of Florence School of Regulation Water and Waste Area. Since February 2019, she works for the Water Governance Program of the OECD. She has taken part in a Water Policy Dialogue focusing on water and sanitation services regulation in Argentina and in Cape Town. Before joining the OECD, she was part of the “Economics of Public Private Partnerships” chair in La Sorbonne University. She coordinated a European working group on economic regulation of water sector, in partnership with the Florence school of regulation (part of the European University Institute). She also worked as an expert for the World Bank: Danube Water Program, Mid-term review of the Portugal Water Strategy, Analysis of the water supply and sanitation services in Central Asia, Financial sustainability of the water sector in Haiti, Reform of the water subsidies in Algeria. Former chief economist for the French national agency for water and aquatic environment (Onema), Maria Salvetti produced the first report on water services performance presented during the World Water Forum (2012). From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the largest water service in France (SEDIF) providing economic and financial advice in the preparation of the PPP contract. She has also worked as senior economist for Seine Normandy water Agency (France) and the Environment Agency (England & Wales). Maria performed numerous training programmes and academic courses: The basics of environmental economics: total economic value, externalities, environmental goods & services assessment; Economic appraisal in the Water framework Directive: cost-recovery, cost effectiveness and cost-benefit; Funding water services: tariffs, transfers, taxes; Economic performance and regulation embedded in the service management contract: preparing a PPP contract; Regulation of natural monopolies in the water sector; Designing & implementing social tariffs in the water sector: feedback from two French water services; A cost effective approach to water network renewal. She is a tutorial teacher at Sorbonne University, and a teacher at Paris and Lille Institute for Political Sciences for Master students. 


Jim SalzmanJim 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.



Alberto SantelAlberto 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.


Andrea SbandatiAndrea SBANDATI CISPEL Toscana, Italy (2009-2013, 2015-2019, 2021-2023)
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.



Carlo ScarpaCarlo SCARPA University of Brescia, Italy (2009-2012, 2014-2019, 2021)
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.



Alessandro SciulloAlessandro SCIULLO University of Torino, Italy (2023)
Researcher in Environmental Sociology at the University of Turin, I have been carrying out research for the past 20 years mainly in the fields of public policy evaluation, innovation diffusion, circular economy, socio-ecological systems and energy transition with a specific focus on collective action as a social innovation able to empower citizens role in the transition pathways. I’m currently involved in a number of EU funded projects aimed at investigating economic, policy and social aspects of the energy transition, with specific attention paid to the development of energy communities in light of the EU directive 2018/2001 and 2019/944 and to the engagement of citizens and other relevant public and private actors all along the technological innovation process. From february 2022 I’m the coordinator of the Joint Programme e3s (clean Energy tranSition for Sustainable Society) of the European Energy Research Alliance - EERA.


Carlo Scarpa

Sarah SHABABI University of Genoa, Italy (2015-2019, 2021-2023)
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.

Vincent VeroudenVincent 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.