Italy, Turin

Regulation of local public services

when 10 September 2012 - 21 September 2012
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

The Summer School (XV 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) in partnership with the University of East Piedmont.
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 policies
within the international legislation framework.

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration to ISS 2012 and free accommodation in the University Residence (payment receipt returned by the 5th of July 2012)
FREE registration to ISS 2012 and free accommodation in the University Residence for attendants from new (post 2004) EU Member States and non OECD countries.