Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Professor Alessandro Gavazza
Department of Economics
London School of Economics, UK
E-mail: email@example.comAlessandro Gavazza is currently Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. An expert in industrial organization, Professor Gavazza has studies markets for durable goods, the role of intermediaries in markets with frictions, the design of aircraft leasing contracts, the market structure of the mutual fund industry, the interactions between healthcare markets and labor markets, among other topics. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, and a member of the editorial boards of the Review of Economic Studies and of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Professor Graeme A. Hodge
Law Faculty, Monash University, Australia
Director of the Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies
Graeme Hodge is a Professor of Law at Monash University, Australia. His research interests cover public-private partnerships, privatization and regulation, and he has published twelve books and 100 papers across social and economic policy, management, public administration and law. Graeme has worked with the OECD, European Commission, United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Australian governments on matters of regulatory governance, public policy and PPPs in Australasia, Europe, Indonesia, Philippines and China. He has also served as special adviser and contributed to several Parliamentary committees and inquiries, and has also worked in both the public and private sectors. His most recent books were Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships: Strategies for Turbulent Times, (edited with Greve, Routledge, 2013) and International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships, (edited with Greve and Boardman, Edward Elgar, 2010). Graeme’s PPP research over the past decade has been international in scope and has covered themes including governance challenges, performance evaluation (such as value-for-money, accountability and legitimacy), best practices and mega-projects.
Professor Neil Kellard
Head of the Finance Group
Essex Business School, UK
Neil Kellard is a Professor and Head of Finance at Essex Business School (University of Essex, UK). Neil’s research examines the linkages between commodity price behaviour, growth and poverty, risk management, derivative markets and financial econometrics. He has published several papers in international journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Empirical Finance. Neil has advised a number of organisations such as the World Development Movement and NYSE LIFFE and his research has been cited by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and UN Food and Agricultural Organisation.