Italy, Turin

Regulation of Local Public Services

when 9 September 2013 - 20 September 2013
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

The Summer School (XVI Edition) is designed to offer two weeks “full immersion” in user charges regulation of local public services (e.g. waste, water, public transport, district heating, sport facilities) and is addressed to undergraduate students at their last year, graduate students and officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.rnrnThe course lasts two weeks and is articulated in three parts:rn- theoretical modulern- industry analysisrn- case studies (with a virtual regulatory final report prepared by attendants).

Course leader

The Summer School is organised by the Turin School of Local Regulation (an initiative of Fondazione per l'Ambiente) in partnership with the University of East Piedmont. rnProgramme Director: Franco Becchis rnProject manager: Elisa Vanin

Target group

Undergraduate students in their last year, graduate students and officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.

Course aim

The course is designed to provide the students with the basics of the theory of regulation that are applied to real case studies for a deeper understanding of regulatory issues and debates. rnMain topics are information asymmetries, industrial cost analysis and tariff setting, regulator’s capture, quality concerns, mechanism design and incentive contracts, the links and trade-offs between environmental and industrial policiesrnwithin the international legislation framework.

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration to ISS 2013 and free accommodation in the University Residence (payment receipt returned by the 4th of July 2013) rnrnFREE registration to ISS 2013 and free accommodation in the University Residence for attendants from new (post 2004) EU Member States and non OECD countries.