Research projects

My ongoing research projects are developed along the following five themes:

1) With my colleagues John Groenewegen and Rolf Kunneke, fromTU Delft, we just finalized a book on the interactions between institutions and technology in network infrastructures. Preliminary results have been published in different journals and books (see my vitae), and an overview of the underlying model in its early phase is avaliable from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2010).  This project benefited from the support of the Next Generation Infrastructures foundation (NL) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR) over several years.

2) I am working on different projects with international organizations on the role of institutions in urban water services, agri-business, and fisheries management. I have delivered reports and papers (some jointly with colleagues from the OECD) on these issues. Some oif these research projects are still going on. I have also been an active member of the Water Governance Initiative (OECD) from its very beginning in 2013.

3) With Olivia Jensen and other colleagues from the National University of Singapore (where I have been appointed adjunct professor in 2017), I am working on a project to assess the role of meso-institutions in the governance of several water utilities in East Asia.

4) With Gaetano Martino, Gustavo Oliveira, Annie Royer, Sylvia Saes, and Paula Schnaider, we are working on a project on the institutional settings that differentiate the implementation and enforcement of public policies. We develop this analysis through the example of the dairy milk sector in three countries (Brazil, Canada, Italy.

5) With Gaetano Martino, Alessandro Pacciani, Daniela Todccaceli, etc) we are working on different projects regarding institutional dimensions in the Italian agrifood sector.

6) Last, I am also working with Russian colleagues (Dr. Ivan Shabalov, Dr. Pr. Andrei Shastitko, Dr. Alexander Kurdin) on the challenges that reforming the Russian natural gas industry must face while operating in a very uncertain geopolitical environment.








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