II N.E.R.I. Meeting


Padua, 19-20 February 2010


Università degli Studi di Padova

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche “Marco Fanno”




Local organizer:

Antonio Scialà




Friday 19 February


 10.55 – 11.00 Welcome address 


Session I


11.00 – 11.45 Michele Moretto

 Licences, “Use or Lose” provisions, and the time of investment

 (with Dosi C.)


11.45 – 12.30 Maurizio Conti

An assessment of the cost structure of the UK airport industry: ownership outcomes and long run cost economies

(with Bottasso, A.)


12.30 – 13.15 Paolo Pertile

Static and dynamic efficiency of irreversible health care investment under alternative payment schemes

(with Levaggi R., Moretto, M.)


Session II


14.30 – 15.15 Alessandro Petretto

On the impact of productive efficiency and quality of a regulated local public utility upon final goods prices and consumer’s welfare


15.15 – 16.00 Edilio Valentini

Regulating unverifiable quality by fixed-price contracts

(with Berardino Cesi and Alberto Iozzi)


16.00 – 16.45 Dimitri Paolini

Universal service financing in competitive postal markets: One size does not fit all

(with Gautier A. and Wauthy X.)


Sessione III


17.00 – 17.45 Gilberto Turati

Optimal risk allocation in the provision of local public services: can a private insurer be better than a public mutual fund?

(with Luigi Buzzacchi)


17.45 – 18.30 Carlo Cambini

Access regulation, financial structure and investment in vertically integrated utilities: evidence from EU telecoms

(with Rondi, L.)


Saturday 20 February


Session IV


 9.00 – 9.45 Francesco Porcelli

 Electoral accountability and local government efficiency: a quasi-experimental evidence from the Italian health care sector reforms


9.45 – 10.30 Massimiliano Piacenza

Does fiscal discipline towards sub-national governments affect citizens well-being? Evidence on the role of bail-out expectations in influencing the efficiency of regional public health expenditure

(with Gilberto Turati)


10.30 – 11.15 Lisa Grazzini

Competition between State Universities

(with A. Luporini and A. Petretto)


Session V


11.30 – 12.15 Cristina Giorgiantonio

Infrastrutture e Project Financing in Italia: il ruolo possibile della regolamentazione

(with V. Giovanniello)


12.15 – 13.00 Matteo Colombo

Public procurement auctions with time renegotiation

(with D. Coviello and P. Valbonesi)