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Economic and regulatory issues of public utilities: a focus on energy and waste (public)

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Venerdì, 22 May, 2020 - 15:30

In ottemperanza ai requisiti previsti dalla procedura selettiva per n.1 posto di professore di ruolo di II fascia SC 09/B3 SSD ING-IND/35 - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Automatica e Gestionale "A. Ruberti", Codice bando: 2019PAE004, venerdì 22 maggio 2020, alle ore 15:30, in modalità telematica si terrà il seminario di Francesca Di Pillo sulle sue attività di ricerca svolte e in corso di svolgimento.

Successivamente al seminario, alle ore 16:15, sempre in modalità telematica, Francesca Di Pillo terrà una lezione il cui titolo verrà estratto il giorno 21 maggio, alle ore 14:30 presso la Direzione del Dipartimento in presenza della direttrice prof.ssa Tiziana Catarci.

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Francesca Di Pillo, vincitrice di procedura selettiva di chiamata per un posto di Professore di ruolo di II fascia per il Settore Concorsuale 09/B3 – Settore scientifico disciplinare ING-IND/35, terrà un seminario su attività di ricerca svolte e in corso di svolgimento. Il seminario avrà luogo venerdì 22 maggio 2020 alle 15:30 in modalità telematica (indirizzo: https://meet.google.com/tgm-nhnq-zcm)


Title: Economic and regulatory issues of public utilities: a focus on energy and waste

Abstract:  In this talk, I will present an overview of my research activities in the field of public utilities and network industries, providing electricity, natural gas and municipal solid waste services. All these sectors are regulated by an independent Authority. For the electricity and natural gas sectors the path to the free market has almost been completed because in 2022 the protection regime will end. On the contrary, the solid waste sector begun to be regulated from this year (2020), when the first national tariff method entered into force. Accordingly, as concerns the natural gas and electricity utilities, my study focuses on the analysis of economic performance and the competitiveness of the retail sector in a post-liberalization phase. Instead, as concerns the municipal waste sector, my research focuses on the analysis of the cost drivers of the service since the new tariff will have to be cost-reflective. By employing an empirical model, I consider both the predictors usually adopted (e.g. the quantity of waste collected, the wage level and the population density), and new variables able to describe the typical features of the Italian context that make the management of the waste service more problematic: a low separate collection rate (especially in the southern regions), and the infiltration of crime in the waste disposal, in the context of a general infrastructure insufficiency. Finally, I will discuss the future development of this research.


Short Bio: Francesca Di Pillo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Enterprise Engineering “Mario Lucertini” of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” from 2008. After receiving her MBA (2002) and her PhD in Management Engineering (2004) at the same University, she has become Post Doctorate researcher managing an industrial innovation project on “Development and Innovation through Advanced Models Oriented to Networks and Districts” (2005-2008), funded by the Province of Rome (Department of Economic Development and Productive Activities).  She teaches courses in Corporate Finance for the MSc degree in Management Engineering and in Fundamentals of Economics for the Master in Engineering for Public Administrations. She participated to several research projects funded by public institutions (PRIN, Progetti di Ricerca Ateneo, Fondimpresa), and collaborates with public authorities of main relevance and consulting companies of established reputation. She serves as reviewer of many journals and served as member of technical and scientific committees of many conferences. She is author of 45 scientific publications in international refereed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Her main research interests include: public utility regulatory policies, energy and environmental policy, waste management, company performances evaluation, marketing communication, online brand community.

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