The Italian Journal of Public Economics and Law

3 issues per year, ISSN 0390-6140 , ISSNe 1972-5566

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The magazine addresses the world of public economy and law giving concrete answers and providing opportunities of meetings for the actors who operate in this context.
Inside there are two sections: the first, of an academic scientific nature, pursues economic-legal research through contributions from renowned scholars, thus offering an international perspective of openness that is interwoven with the Italian economic context. The second section aims to be a source of continuous updating for the managerial world of the Utilities; a critical and documented reflection on important topics that intercept the daily life of the companies in the field of local public services.

Direttore responsabile/Editor in Chief:Giuseppe Viola
Direttori scientifici/ Scientifc Directors: Giovanni Cocco e Antonio Massarutto
Comitato editoriale/Editorial board:
Francisco Balaguer (Universitad de Granada), Auretta Benedetti (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca), Anna Bottasso (Università degli Studi di Genova), Giorgio Brosio (Università degli Studi di Torino), Camilla Buzzacchi (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca), Emilio Castorina (Università degli Studi di Catania), Luca Del Bene (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Brian Dollery (University of New England), Fabio Fiorillo (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Valeria Garotta (Utilitalia), Francesca Mazzarella (Fondazione Utilitatis), Annalisa Rossano (Confservizi CISPEL Lombardia), Luciano Salomoni (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca), Mara Tognetti (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"), Vania Vigolo (Università degli Studi di Verona)
Comitato scientifico/Scientific committee: Giampaolo Arachi (Università del Salento), Roberto Artoni (Università Bocconi), Philippe Bance (Université de Rouen), Lorenzo Bardelli (Autorità di Regolazione per Energia Reti e Ambiente), Luc Bernier (University of Ottawa), Giuseppe Bognetti (Università degli Studi di Milano), Maurizio Cafagno (Università degli Studi dell’Insubria), Emilio Castorina (Università degli Studi di Catania), Giovanni Cocco (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca), Claudio De Vincenti (Univ. degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"), Daniel Diaz-Fuentes (Universitad de Cantabria), Carlo Fiorio (Università degli Studi di Milano), Chiara Gigliarano (Università degli Studi dell’Insubria), Ernesto Longobardi (Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"), Raffaele Manfrellotti (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), David McDonald (Queen’s University), David Parker (Cranfield University), Alessandro Petretto (Univ. degli Studi di Firenze), Stefano Pozzoli (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"), Leonzio Rizzo (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), Paolo Sabbioni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Francesc Trillas Jané (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Giovanni Valotti (Università Bocconi), Johan Willer (Abo Akedemi University), Andrea Zatti (Università degli Studi di Pavia), Alberto Zevi (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza")
Assistenti editoriali/Editorial Assistants: Annalisa Rossano e Luciano Salomoni

Editorial Office:Confservizi CISPEL Lombardia. Rozzano-MI, Strada 4 Palazzo Q7 - telefono 0257300000. E-mail:

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Issue 1/2023

Sezione economica

Sezione giuridica

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