Call for papers on infrastructure regulation

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The Florence School of Regulation announces a call for papers for the 4th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures. The conference will take place on 12 June 2015.
The conference brings together all research areas of the Florence School of Regulation to discuss current challenges in the regulation of the Infrastructure Industries. It aims to take stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing, paying attention to the mutual understanding effort that the regulators have to undertake. It does so by:
• looking at the main infrastructure sectors, notably telecommunications, postal services, electricity, gas, railways, air transport, urban public transport, as well as water distribution and sanitation; intermodal approaches in infrastructure regulation (e.g., rail and air, road and rail, electricity and gas, post and telecommunications) are particularly encouraged;
• looking at infrastructure regulation from various disciplinary approaches, notably engineering, economics, law and political science; interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged;
• linking an academic approach to practical relevance; policy relevant research papers are again particularly encouraged.
The FSR especially welcomes papers that link technology and institutions in developing and emerging countries. Interested junior academics – advanced PhD students, PostDocs and Assistant Professors – along with academically minded practitioners are particularly encouraged to participate.
Outstanding papers will have the chance to be published in one of the FSR series. Furthermore, the best paper will be submitted for streamlined publication in a special issue of the Utilities Policy Journal.

The submission deadline for papers is 13 February 2015.