Italy, Turin

International Summer School on Regulation of Local Public Services

when 8 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

The Summer School (XVII 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. The course lasts two weeks and is articulated in three parts: theoretical module, industry analysis,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). Programme Director: Franco Becchis Project 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. Main 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 2014 and free accommodation (payment receipt returned by the 20th of June 2014)
FREE registration to ISS 2014 and free accommodation for attendants from new (post 2004) EU Member States and non OECD countries.