EIBURS - History of European Infrastructure Finance

The Department of Construction Economics at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, received together with its research partners a research grant by the European Investment Bank on the History of European Infrastructure Finance.
The partnership is formed by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), Università degli studi di Milano (Italy) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany).  With more than 15 specialised researchers in the various fields touched by the Research Call of the EIB the partnership provides interdisciplinary research as well as teaching and training services in all relevant sectors and cross-sector issues of the History of European Infrastructure Finance.

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Eleventh Milan European Economy Workshop

From 22-23 June 2012 the invited participants discussed the preliminary results of the EIBURS project „The History of European Infrastructure Finance“, sponsored by the European Investment Bank University Research Sponsorship.

Over the long-term, the finance of infrastructure has been organised in a myriad of different ways from being financed by fully private to fully public institutions. Though no country is completely alike, there have been considerable commonalities across the European context. Our research project aims to collect and analyse data on infrastructure finance over the long-term, and on this basis identify phases in finance infrastructure across sectors, countries, financial as well as other regulatory and socio-economic institutions. This goes along with the analyses of the outcomes of public engagement in public infrastructure provisioning in Europe as well as with an identification and exploration of European best practice examples for infrastructure financing that provide lessons learnt for contemporary policy debates.

A selection of the papers presented will be qualified to be published in The Journal of European Economic History.

Participants of the Eleventh Milan European                             Università degli Studi di Milano
Economy Workshop

Urban Essentials
Exhibition of the Master Degree students' research project on
"The History of European Infrastructure Finance" at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in July 2011

Newspaper Article on receiving the EIBURS Programme

After signing the EIBURS contract at the EIB in Luxembourg