Improving efficiency in the MSW collection and disposal service combining price cap and yardstick regulation: The Italian case

Municipal solid waste collection and disposal service is a key element of the European strategy aimed at moving towards a circular economy. An efficient municipal solid waste collection and disposal is closely related to both lower waste tax and higher welfare of the interested population. In Italy, the lack of a centralized regulatory framework has determined heterogeneous performances of sector operators across the country. Firstly, we estimate the productive efficiency in different optimal territorial areas and secondly we forecast the economic benefits that would arise under a new regulatory regime. Our approach combines the well-known yardstick competition and the price-cap mechanisms. Results suggest that if all territorial areas converged to the most efficient ones, a potential saving between 12% and 19% emerges, i.e., up to €2bn savings out of €10.05bn total tax revenue in 2015, the reference year.

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Access charge for using the rail network: problems and business opportunity in the freight market November 30 2018, h: 11:00- 16:30 Università di Milano-Bicocca , Building U6 – II floor, Room “sala tesi 2151c” Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 – Milano The access charge for using the network is one of the most significant cost items for European freight railway companies, reaching even 35% of total operating costs. In spite

An analysis of air market trends in Europe. The Alitalia paradox: any solution?

Title An analysis of air market trends in Europe. The Alitalia paradox: any solution? Author Riccardo Toso Abstract The following study wants to analyse the economic and managerial causes which have affected Italian carrier, Alitalia, in the last years. From the niche literature, some further evidence on its economic impact is provided: why the air market development in Italy is limited and how this company is still unable to detect

The history of Italo and the benefits of competition in the Italian HSR sector

Authors Andrea Giuricin, Roberto Tosatti Abstract The purpose of this study, divided in three different parts, is to represent the evolution of the Italian high-speed railway (HSR) sector from the origin to the competition phase, focusing attention on the non-public competitor, Italo, recently became an American company. In the first part of the study will be provided a presentation about the liberalization of the Italian rail market under EU regulation.