Infraestructuras, Transportes y Vivienda

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Place: Fedea
Jorge Juan 46
28001, Madrid

Date: 19 May 2014

Organized by: IEB and Fedea-Abertis Chair

09.30 – 10.00

Welcome: Ángel de la Fuente (Director of FEDEA), Anna Matas (IEB) and Ofelia Betancor (FEDEA)

10.00 – 11.15

“A review of passenger rail franchising in Britain: 1996/1997–2011/2012”
John Preston (University of Southampton)
Discussant: José Manuel Vasallo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

11.15 – 11.45

Coffee break

11.45 – 13.00

“Contracting in urban public transport”
Didier van de Velde (Delft University of Technology)
Discussant: Jordi Rosell (Universitat de Barcelona)

13:00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.15

“Competitive procurement design: Evidence from regional passenger railway services in Germany”
Christoph Wolf (University of Mannheim)
Discussant: Brindusa Anghel (FEDEA and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

15.15 – 16.30

Round Table: “Competition in public transport services in the UK and Spain”

Chair: Javier Asensio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


  • Katie-Lee English (Risk Sharing and Capitalisation Policy Manager, Department for Transport, UK).
  • Miquel Martí Pierre (Director of Corporate & Business Development, Moventia)
  • Juan Manuel Contreras (Head of Public Aids and Draft Regulation Unit, CNMC)
  • Juan José Montero (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)


Closing: Anna Matas (IEB) and Ofelia Betancor (FEDEA)

Área de Infraestructuras, Transportes y Vivienda