Network-Industries.org serves as an open platform for like-minded researchers and related activities worldwide.
We cover the traditional network industries in the areas of energy (electricity, gas), transport (air, rail, road, maritime, urban), communications (telecoms, postal services), water and wastewater. These industries were shaped over the past 30+ years by processes of privatization, de-regulation and re-regulation. As of the past 10 years, profound technological transformations, especially digitalization has furthermore transformed these traditional network industries and has given rise to a new type of network industries, namely digital platforms. These, in turn, call for new and innovative ways of regulation.
At network-industries.org we want to keep you updated about both the technological and institutional (regulatory) changes that the old and the new network industries are undergoing before our eyes.
On this website you will find our quarterly newsletter, relevant publications as well as opportunities for publishing, announcements for conferences along with calls for papers, contacts and many other useful information.
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network-industries.org has a special relationship with the following academic journals:
The following publications are directly tied to the activities of network-industries.org:
- Finger, M. and R. W. Künneke (eds.) (2011). International Handbook of Network Industries: The Liberalization of Infrastructure. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Finger, M. and T. Holvad (eds.) (2013). Transport Regulation in Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Finger, M. (ed.) (2014). Special issue on 20 years of liberalization of European Network Industries. Utilities Policy, Vol.31, December.
- Finger, M. and P. Messulam (eds.) (2015). Rail economics, regulation and policy in Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Finger, M. and C. Jaag (eds.) (2015). The Routledge Companion to Network Industries. London: Routledge.
- The alignment framework (with Nicolas Crettenand and Walter Lemstra) (2015). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Vol.16, No.2, pp. 89-105.
- Platformed! Network Industries and the New Digital Paradigm (with Juan Montero). Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 2017, Vol.17, Nos.3&4.
- Finger, M. and K. Button (2017) (eds.). Air transport liberalization: a critical assessment. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Part-time professor, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
Visiting professor, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey