Italy, Turin

Regulation of Local Public Services

when 5 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

The Summer School (XIX 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: Fulvia Nada

Target group

Undergraduate students in their last year, graduate students and PhD candicates, 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.

Credits info

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be delivered

Fee info

EUR 150: Profile A: 150 EUR. The fee includes registration to the ISS 2016 and FREE accommodation
EUR 0: Profile B: FREE registration to ISS 2016 and FREE accommodation for attendants from new (post 2004) EU Member States and non OECD countries.