The Scientific Committee, in charge of setting the scientific programme and the guidelines of future development of the Turin School of Local Regulation, is composed of 40 experts representing a wide range of Countries and sectors in order to enable fruitful discussion and mutual enrichment.

President of the Scientific Committee

Coordinator of the Scientific Committee
Alberto ASQUER

Members of the Scientific Committee
(list updated on July 2014)

Institution-based membership
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  - Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate

Individual membership

Giuseppe AcconciaACCONCIA Giuseppe
Journalist and researcher focusing on the Middle East. He lives between Cairo and London and currently works for Italian (Il manifesto, Linkiesta, Rai), Egyptian (Al Ahram) and British (The Independent) newspapers. He has worked as a researcher on North Africa and the Middle East and for the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. He is the author of The Egyptian Spring (Infinito, 2012) and several short stories.


Angela AmbrosinoAMBROSINO Angela
Graduated in Law, PhD in Economics of Institutions and Creativity at the University of Torino. Teaching assistant in Political Economics and History of the Economic Thought at the Faculty of Law – University of Torino and University of East Piedmont. She is member of the Centre of Cognitive Economics at the University of East Piedmont. She collaborates with Fondazione per l’Ambiente. 


Lars AnwandterANWANDTER Lars
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 ArnaudoARNAUDO Luca
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 AsquerASQUER Alberto - COORDINATOR
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. In the past, he spent visiting periods at CESifo (Munich), Higher School of Economics (Moscow), and, as visiting fellow, at the EUI (Fiesole, Italy).


Meltem Baggis Akkaya

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.


Matteo BarberoBARBERO Matteo
Lawyer and PhD in public law, he works for the Piedmont Region and collaborates with several Italian universities. He has been contract professor of Public Law at the Politecnico di Torino. His main line of research is local public finance.



Franco BecchisBECCHIS Franco
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. 


Carlo CambiniCAMBINI Carlo
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.


Rosita CarnevaliniCARNEVALINI Rosita
Graduated in Economics, she started her professional career at IEFE, Institute of Energy and Environmental Economics at University Bocconi, where she was Director of the Research. She has been working at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas (Aeeg) since 1995, where she was mainly in charge of the gas sector. At present she is Director of the Observatory on Surveillance and Controls. She has been representing AEEG at different working groups at the European Regulatory Group for Electricity and gas.


Alberto CassoneCASSONE Alberto
Full professor of Economic Policy at the Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice, Dept  of Law, Economics and Political and Social Science, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy. He has taught courses at undergraduate and graduate level in Economic Policy, Macroeconomics,  Microeconomic Policy Analysis,  Environmental Economics, Applied Economics, Public Finance, Law and Economics. He has been for long time Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, Head of Department and Vice Chancellor of the University.


Malika ChertoukCHERTOUK Malika
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.


Giulio ConteCONTE Giulio
Professional environmental consultant, mainly working in the field of sustainable water management with Ambiente Italia Srl and IRIDRA Srl. Previously, he worked for SVIMEZ (association for the industrial development of southern Italy), Legambiente (environmental NGO), Ecomed (Agency of the Municipality of Rome to promote Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean). From 1999 to 2008 he was president of CIRF, the Italian River Restoration Center.


Olivier CrespiCRESPI REGHIZZI Olivier
Analyst at Eau de Paris and PhD candidate in Economics at Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED) – AgroParisTech, Paris and at the Centro di Economia Regionale, dei Trasporti e del Turismo (CERTET) - Bocconi University, Milano. He spent more than two years in Dakar, Senegal, working as a project officer for the Agence Française de Developpement and as a consultant for the World Bank.


Maria Rosaria Di NucciDI NUCCI Maria-Rosaria
Independent consultant and an associate Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Centre of the Freie Universität Berlin. Formerly she was Head of the Climate Protection Group at the Ministry of Urban Development of the Land Berlin. Her current research interests are liberalisation of energy markets, sustainability and socio-economic assessment, distributed generation as well as financing mechanisms and incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Maria Rita EbanoEBANO Maria Rita
Graduated in Political Sciences at Università La Sapienza in Rome; she got a Master in Public Policy at the University College London and later a PhD in Economics of Transports. Since 2011 she has been working as Economist at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.


Jihad ElnaboulsiELNABOULSI Jihad
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.


Gian Vincenzo FracastoroFRACASTORO Gian Vincenzo
He became full Professor of Environmental Technical Physics in 1986 at the University of Basilicata. In 1990 he moved to Politecnico di Torino, becoming a member of the Department of Energetics, of which he was Director and Deputy Director. He was founder and director of the first BSc in Energy Engineering in Italy. He has been Scientific Advisor of the French Region Rhone-Alpes for its Cluster on Sustainable Energy. He is author of over 160 publications, mainly on Building Physics, Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings, Indoor Air Quality, Solar Energy.


Andrea GalliceGALLICE Andrea
Assistant professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Torino and research affiliate of Collegio Carlo Alberto. He holds a MSc in Economics from the University College of London and a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. His areas of interest are industrial organization, auction theory, behavioural economics.


Atanas GeorgievGEORGIEV Atanas
Since 2007 he is full-time assistant professor in FEBA at Sofia University and secretary for the Master Program “Economics and Management in Energy, Infrastructure, and Utilities”. Former managing editor of the Bulgarian “Utilities” Magazine and program manager for a number of trainings and conferences for energy, infrastructure and utilities sectors. He is now managing editor of – the Bulgarian online professional journal for development of public services. He is also managing partner at Facility Management Consulting which provides services for facility management professionals in Bulgaria.


Andrea GiuntiniGIUNTINI Andrea
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.


Tatjana JovanicJOVANIC Tatjana
Full Professor of Public Economic Law and Market Regulation at the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Law. Since June 2014 she is a member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance. Her main research areas include economic and general regulatory law, risk regulation, market regulation theory, regulatory policy and consumer protection. Since 2002 she has been a visiting scholar or researcher at several academic institutions, such as the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Program on Regulation), Kings’ College London, EUI Florence.


Ioannis KessidesKESSIDES Ioannis N. - PRESIDENT
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. 


Robin MalloyMALLOY Robin Paul
E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law and Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University.  He is a recognized expert on property development law with a leading casebook on real estate transactions which is used at a number of law schools. His current work focuses on local land regulation of private market real estate development.  


Ola MattissonMATTISSON Ola
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.


Franco MolteniMOLTENI Franco
Graduated in Law at University of Milano, he practiced law and managed a commercial activity in scientific appliances before specializing as consultant and researcher in the environmental sector, as coordinator of International projects at Istituto per l’Ambiente in Milan and Foundation for the Environment in Turin. At Foundation for the Environment in the last years he has been coordinator of some sustainable management forestry projects, analyzing also their local regulation implications.


Renato MonteiroMONTEIRO Renato
President of the Regulatory Agency of Municipal Services in Water Supply and Sewerage of Joinville, Brazil. Lawyer and Historian, specializing in Municipal Public Law and Management in Public Health. Master in Regulation and Management in Sanitation. Participating in the Summer School on regulation of local public services organized by Fondazione per l’Ambiente in 2011.


André NiedostadekNIEDOSTADEK André
Professor of Business, Employment & Social Law at Hochschule Harz in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). He joined the Department of Public Management in 2008. Besides he practices as a mediator. André has gained practical experiences in the banking sector and as a lawyer (2001 to 2008) before he was appointed professorship at Hochschule Harz. He has published several books as well as many academic papers and articles that range from law and mediation to risk management and other issues, often in respect to the public sector. 


Vlasis OikonomouOIKONOMOU Vlasis
He joined Foundation Joint Implementation Network in 2009, as an expert in climate and energy policy. He worked as an intern to the Ministry of Economics in the Netherlands, in the team that is the Dutch subsidy organization for the CO2 reduction projects. He is appointed as the Dutch expert on the White Certificates team of the International Energy Agency/ Demand Side Management program and is participating on the International Energy Agency/ Demand Side Management program on Micro demand response and energy saving.


Douglason OmotorOMOTOR Douglason
He has more than fifteen years experience in teaching economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is the author of three books and more than thirty scientific publications. A researcher with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya and in 2010 was an academic scholar at the Centre for the Study of Africa Economics (CSAE). He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Economics at the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. His current research interest is regulatory economics. 


Ugo PanizzaPANIZZA Ugo
Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit in the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of UNCTAD. Visiting professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he teaches econometrics and development economics. He was a Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (1998-2006). He also worked in the Africa Region of the World Bank and was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Torino and a visiting professor in the Department of Economics of the American University of Beirut.  


Veronica PinottiPINOTTI Veronica
Partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato. She leads the Italian EU Competition and Regulatory practice, where she focuses on advising Italian and international clients on a wide range of legal issues relating to competition, including merger control, distribution, cartels and abuse of dominance before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission.


Stefano PipernoPIPERNO Stefano
Deputy director in charge of the Department of Public Policy, at IRES, Istituto di Ricerche Economico-Sociali del Piemonte, a research institute for strategic an urban planning, local finance, regional economics, social policies.



Giovanni PischeddaPISCHEDDA Giovanni 
Graduated in Law with a PhD in International Law, Giovanni is now Expert for Promotional Services at the Foreign Affairs sector at the Chamber of commerce of Torino, after being Project Manager for a number of internationalizations projects. He is also lecturer in European Law, International Law and Public Procurement Law at Formaper in Milan and at the University Institute of European Studies in Torino.


Alberto PoggioPOGGIO Alberto
Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Systems at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Torino. His research fields are biomass-to-energy and waste-to-energy, CHP plants and district heating systems. He is responsible for a number of research and consultancy projects funded by the Piedmont Region (Italy), many local administrations and energy utilities.
Board advisor of IREN (Italian energy utility) for CHP and district heating research and development. 


Catarina Roseta PalmaROSETA PALMA Catarina
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.


Andrea SbandatiSBANDATI Andrea
General Director of CISPEL Toscana, CISPEL is a Regional Association of local public services enterprises in the sector of public utilities.Since 1990 he has worked in the environmental sector with important institutions. 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 ScarpaSCARPA Carlo
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. 


Yane SvetievSVETIEV Yane
Since 2013 with the Department of Legal Studies of Bocconi University. Previously research Fellow at the Law Department and Max Weber Fellow at the EUI. Master’s and doctoral studies at Columbia University School of Law (New York, USA). Prior academic appointments as faculty at Brooklyn Law School, as teaching fellow at Columbia University Law School and as associate lecturer in economics at the University of Sydney (Australia). Research focus in the area of regulatory and competition law and the design of regulatory regimes. 


Barbara VeroneseVERONESE Barbara
Dr. Barbara Veronese is a partner at CEG Europe. Her main focus is on competition, litigation, damages, and regulatory matters. Barbara has particular expertise in relation to regulatory and competition issues in broadcasting and communications, and in the application of quantitative and econometric techniques. Barbara has also advised on state aid matters in the communications sector. She received her PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.