LECTURERS during the morning sessions

The preliminary list of experts is provided below (in alphabetical order). The list will be updated in due course.

  • Philippe Bance (Université de Rouen)

bancePhilippe Bance is President of the International Scientific Council CIRIEC (2014-2016), President of the Scientific Commission “Public Economics” CIRIEC France, (2010 – ), Co-director of a special issue on The future of public enterprise of the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics (forthcoming), Deputy director of the CREAM laboratory (Centre for Research in Globalisation Applied Economics) of the University of Rouen (2012 -), Member of the Scientific Council of the University of Rouen (2012- ), Director of the Universitary Presses Collection of Rouen and Le Havre (PURH) “Public Economics and Social Economics”, (2011 -). He has a longstanding experience with teaching and evaluation. His responsibilities in this field include: Scientific Delegate AERES and HCERES (2010 -), Vice-President of the University of Rouen for Education and Universitary Life (CEVU) (2007-2010). His research areas are: Services of General Interest, Public enterprises, European economy. He edited four books, published about forty papers in scientific journals or books.

  • Sebastien Bumbolo (Adriatic LNG)

bumboloSébastien BUMBOLO is General Counsel (Legal affairs manager and Board Secretary) at Adriatic LNG (Milan) the company who has built, owns and operates the gravity based off shore LNG regasification terminal located in the North Adriatic Sea first of its kind in the World. During his professional career of 20 years, he has worked for various utilities such as EDF (in Paris and Rome), ENEL (Rome) and Terna (Rome). He has been involved in Gas&Power trading activities (physical and financial) in Europe, cross borders transmission agreements and national and cross border M&A . In addition to corporate affairs he focused on energy markets liberalization items including negotiations with Energy Regulators and Antitrust Authorities at national and EU levels. He’s lecturer in various universities in Italy.

  • Carlo Fiorio (Università degli Studi di Milano)

725702FiorioCarlo Fiorio is Associate professor at the University of Milan. He holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in Public Finance from the University of Pavia. He has extensively published in international academic journals. His main research fields are public economics, inequality and poverty analysis and econometrics, mainly applied to issues of taxation, welfare and labour supply. He has gained a longstanding experience in the field of research by taking part to several projects financed under the V, VI and VII Framework Program.

  • Massimo Florio (Università degli Studi di Milano)

 716490FlorioMassimo Florio is Professor of Public Economics and Jean Monnet Chair “Ad personam” of EU Industrial Policy at the University of Milan. He is acknowledged at European level as top expert in the evaluation of EU policies, programmes and projects. During his professional career of more than 30 years, he has been involved in high profile studies, evaluations and advisory activities for the European Commission (mainly DG Regional Policy), the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, the OECD, the World Bank and other national and international institutions. He is often being asked by the European Commission and other institutions to provide input on policies development or on evaluation methodologies. His main research interests are in applied welfare economics, cost-benefit analysis, industrial and regional policies, infrastructure and growth, government expenditures, regulation, privatization, and public enterprise. For more information, visit http://www.massimoflorio.com/ 

  • Torben Holvad (European Railway Agency)

 torben holvad -pictureDr. Torben Holvad is Economic Adviser at the European Railway Agency (France), senior research associate at the Transport Studies Unit (University of Oxford), research associate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and external associate professor at the Department of Transport (Danish Technical University). He obtained Economics degrees from Copenhagen University (MSc) and the European University Institute in Florence (MA and PhD). His main responsibilities at ERA are the economic analyses concerning the Agency’s activities including the development and monitoring of railway indicators; support to the operational units in the early assessment of projects and in the ex-ante impact assessment of recommendations and technical opinions. He has significant expertise in applied economic analysis with particular emphasis on regulation of the transport sector, policy appraisal and evaluation with respect to promotion of sustainability and regional economic development. He has published numerous papers as journal articles, book chapters and international conference proceedings covering his research interests particularly on quantitative and qualitative methods and their empirical applications such as efficiency and productivity measurement (benchmarking), cost-benefit analysis and multicriteria analysis.

  • Thomas Kostal (WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

179802kostalThomas Kostal is Assistant professor (since 1991). Also, he is deputy head of the Institute for Public Sector Economics, WU; member of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Commission “Public Services/Public enterprises”. He has teaching and research activities in the fields of economic and fiscal policy, public sector economics, and public services and enterprises. Over the past years, he has contributed to several studies for the European Parliament.

  • Jane Lethbridge (University of Greenwich)

ContactPictureJane Lethbridge has specialised in the analysis of global commercialisation of health and social care and its impact on health and social care workers, social dialogue and trade union responses to liberalisation and privatisation. She has worked on public health issues in the UK and internationally, for over 20 years, with experience of management and project implementation in both the public and NGO sectors. Since 1994, she has specialised in policy development and strategic management. From 2001-2007, Jane Lethbridge was Senior Research Fellow, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich before becoming Principal Lecturer. She is currently developing research into the involvement of professionals in the improvement of public services. She became Director of PSIRU in August 2013. She currently works on a range of public service issues, including digital government and public-private partnerships.

  • Gabriel Obermann (WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

607041OBneu1Gabriel Obermann is full professor Public Sector Economics (1990- 2012, now retired). He served as president and research coordinator of CIRIEC’s International Scientific Commission “Public Services/Public enterprises” (2003-2013). He has recorded teaching and research activities in the fields of services of general interest, provision of public services, governance of public enterprises, liberalization and deregulation, European integration and the public sector. Over the past years, he has also contributed to studies on behalf of the European Parliament and the European Commission.

  • Ulf Papenfuß (University of Leipzig)

946507Foto Ulf PapenfussUlf Papenfuß is Professor of Public Management at the University of Leipzig since March 2013. Since then he was able to attract third-party research funding from government ministries and enterprises for five research projects. He has published 3 books and 55 articles in scientific journals regarding a wide range of public management and public corporate governance issues. He is an expert for public corporate governance/responsible management and control of state-owned enterprises, accounting and outcome-oriented control. His main research focus is on empirical research and cross-country studies regarding the effects of governance concepts/structures/practices and accounting routines on the organizational performance/public service provision such as (variable) board remuneration, gender diversity, corporate governance codes and holding management reforms concerning budget consolidation. Quality press and other renowned media have regularly reported about his published research results.

  • Arnold Picot (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich)

20130412020Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot is the director of the Institute for Information, Organization and Management at the Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, since 1988. His primary research fields are industry and corporate organization and the strategic management of technology, information and innovations. He specifically covers research topics in telecommunications and media, including regulatory issues. Until 1984, he was professor for corporate management and organization at the University of Hannover, between 1984 and 1987 he held a chair at the Technical University of Munich. He is chairman of the academic committee for regulatory issues at the federal regulatory authority for telecommunications and postal services. He is member of the board of trustees of the Alcatel SEL Foundation for Communication Research, media advisor of the Bertelsmann Foundation, advisor of the Fraunhofer Group Information and Communication Technology, chairman of the board of the Münchner Kreis and member of several other academic associations, i.a. of the Bavarian Academy of Science.

  • Steven Thomas (Greenwich University)

Professor at the University of Greenwich Business School and has been a researcher in the area of energy policy for over 25 years. He specialises in the economics and policy of nuclear power, liberalisation and privatisation of the electricity and gas industries, and trade policy on network energy industries. He is member of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at the University of Greenwich Business School, as energy policy expert since 2001. Before moving to the University of Greenwich, Professor Thomas was a member of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex from 1979-2000 in the Energy Policy Programme. He serves on the editorial boards several periodicals including Energy Policy, Utilities Policy, Energy and Environment, and International Journal of Regulation and Governance. In recent years, his research has included: an evaluation of the economics of nuclear power; an assessment of the impact of the marketisation of essential services on low-income consumers; an assessment of the European Commission’s Directives aimed at opening the electricity sector in Europe to competition; an assessment of the South African government’s attempts to develop a new design of nuclear power plant; a review of the corporate policies of the major European energy utilities; and a review of methods of funding nuclear power decommissioning liabilities.

  • Johan Willner (Ǻbo Akademi University School of Business and Economics)

568541profiljohanJohan Willner is a professor in Economics and researcher on public and private ownership, non-profit maximising organisations, privatisation and liberalisation, competition policy, taxation and tax policy, and on both the optimal provision of public goods and the scope for wider objectives under public ownership in the presence of economic integration. He has long-standing teaching experience in advanced microeconomics, advanced industrial economics, and recently also in international economics in addition to supervision on the BSc, MSc, and PhD-levels.

TUTORS during the Hands-on wokshops

  • Paolo Castelnovo (Università degli Studi di Milano)

IMG_2543_castelnovoPaolo Castelnovo is currently a temporary research fellow in Public Economics at the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM), University of Milan. He has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance of Public Administration from the University of Milano-Bicocca and Catholic University of Milan. Previously, he has been adjunct Professor of Public Finance at Bocconi University (a.y. 2014/15) and Junior Researcher at Econpubblica, Bocconi University (2010). His primary research interests are within the field of public economics, labour economics and economics of education.

  • Gelsomina Catalano (Università degli Studi di Milano)

525136_4583022823676_1619137433_nGelsomina Catalano holds a degree in International Relation and a Master degree in “Planning, Assessment and Selection of Public Investments” from “Orientale” University (Naples). She is currently research fellow at DEMM (University of Milan) in the framework of the project EUsers Jean Monnet Network. Since 2008, she has acquired a wide knowledge of EU policies, EU regulations and delivering systems having assisted in numerous studies on behalf of the European Parliament and the European Commission. She is assistant at the University of Milan in the following courses: Public Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis, European regulatory Economics, Political economy and welfare analysis. During her professional career, she has been involved in different research studies about service of general interest. Amongst other, she has contributed to the study “The Inter-Relationship between the Structural Funds and the Provision of Services of General Interest and Services of General Economic Interest, and the Potential for Cross-Border Service Delivery”, on behalf of the European Parliament.

  • Stefano Clò (Università degli Studi di Milano)

IMG_4339Stefano Clò is a Post-Doc at the University of Milan. He earned an European Doctorate in Law and Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Università degli Studi di Bologna. From 2010 to 2012 he was researcher at the University of Tor Vergata (Rome) and he worked as Adjunct Economist at the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance (Treasury Department). Stefano holds a Master in Law and Economics at the Università degli Studi di Bologna and a Legal Master (LL.M.) assigned by the University of Haifa. HE has specialized on European Environmental Law and Economics and Energy Policy. On these topics he has published in national and international reviews, such as Climate Policy, Review of Law and Economics, Energy Policy.

  • Matteo Ferraris (Università degli Studi di Milano)

IMG_0226Matteo Ferraris is research fellow at University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM). During his professional career, he has been involved in different research studies about environment economics and, in particular, in waste management studies. His main research interests are in applied economics of public utilities, public enterprise, environmental economics with particular focus on waste management. He is also expert of derivatives and financial mathematics and public procurement.

  • Chiara Pancotti (Centre for Industrial Studies)

IMG_6954Chiara Pancotti holds a degree in Economics from Bicocca University (Milan) and currently is researcher of the Evaluation Unit at CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies. During her professional career, she has acquired a wide knowledge of EU policies, EU regulations and delivering systems having assisted in numerous studies on behalf of different European institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank) and national authorities. Her main fields of expertise are regional development, policy evaluation and cost-benefit analysis, especially in the RDI and environmental fields. Also, she has tutoring experience gained as tutor during the hand-on sessions of the last three editions of the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis of investment projects (wastewater and waste treatment) and teaching assistant for the ‘Workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis’ for undergraduate students at the University of Milan.

  • .Giovanni Perucca (Politecnico di Milano)

OGiovanni Perucca is Post-Doc in Regional and Urban Economics at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Milan. His main research interests are in the fields of regional and urban growth, happiness economics and policy evaluation. His work mainly applies econometric and statistical analyses, with a focus on Bayesian Networks and their application to the economic field. He published on several journals, among which Transport Policy, European Planning Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Development Studies.

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