Guest lecture Professor Antonio Nicita
Antonio Nicita is the commissioner of AGCom, the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority. He is also professor of Macroeconomics at the Sapienza University of Rome. His guest lecture is based on his latest book ‘Liberalizations in Network Industries’.
In this book, we explore the wave of liberalization reforms experienced by OECD network industries. We analyse the most updated data available on liberalizations and privatizations, and integrate the traditional economic analysis with the most recent studies of the political determinants of market-oriented policies, following a “political economics” approach. The book presents new econometric evidence on several policy issues, including institutional complementarities dynamics, the problem of policy sequencing and the role of government political ideology. Through a thoughtful and comprehensive discussion, the book helps us to improve our understanding of how so many countries adopting similar reforms, simultaneously and in identical sectors, actually differ in their policy “bundling”, intensity and implementation of, respectively, liberalizations and privatizations”.
Thursday 9 March 2017, 14.00 hours, Mandeville Building, T3-30