Inhaltspezifische Aktionen

Workshop on Financing and Performance of the European Rail Sector

The workshop took place on May 11 and 12, 2017. Below you will find the call for participation. The presentations are available for download. The Special Issue of the Review of Network Economics can be found here.


Call for Participation

The Chair for Industrial Organization, Regulation and Antitrust, VWL I, of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen organizes a


Workshop & Special Issue in Review of Network Economics on 
Financing and Performance of the European Rail Sector

The workshop’s focus is on the extent and the structure of public budget contributions to European railways as well as its implications on the performance of the sector. Topics of interest include approaches to compare the level of public budget contributions between countries as well as analyses of the performance of the sector. A further topic concerns the regulation of the sector and its interaction with specific financing structures in the determination of incentives for market participants.

Researchers working in this field are invited to submit a paper. We furthermore would like to encourage practitioners to contribute insights and data for the railways in their country of origin in form of a poster presentation. More detailed information on data is available in a background paper.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Chris Nash, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds


Speakers and Panelists

Lorenzo Casullo (ITF/OECD), Torben Holvad (European Union Agency for Railways), Russell Pittman (Economic Analysis Group Antitrust Division US Department of Justice BICN), Yves Crozet (Université de Lyon), Pilar Socorro (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Frank Jost (European Commission), Christiane Trampisch (Bundesnetzagentur) and others to be announced.


Special Issue

If a paper is accepted for the workshop, it can be submitted to an accelerated review process for a Special Issue of the Review of Network Economics.



University of Gießen, 11.05. and 12.05.2017. Alexander von Humboldt Haus, Rathenaustraße 24a, 35394 Gießen/Germany. Detailed information on the venue and accommodation can be found here.

Please feel free to share this Call for Participation with anybody who might be interested in attending the workshop. You can download a PDF version of the Call for Papers here. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details.