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After having been Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, New York (1989-1991) and Associate Professor at Columbia University, New York (1992-1994), Matthias Finger was appointed Full Professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration in Lausanne in 1995.

There he developed his research on the transformation of network industries in the postal, telecommunications, railways, electricity, air transport, and water sectors. In his research, he reconciled the liberalization of these sectors with public service objectives by means of new regulatory arrangements, while at the same time promoting a more entrepreneurial behavior of the operators.

Matthias was appointed to his present position of Full Professor at the EPFL in October 2002. He is also Professor at the EUI since 2010. Matthias edits the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries.

Matthias received Ph.D. in Political Science in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Education in 1986, both from the University of Geneva


  • –present
    Swiss Post Chair in Management of Network Industries, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne