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Visiting scholar (CEE/LIEPP)
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Visiting professor: October 2012
Bruno Dente is professor of Public Policy Analysis at Politecnico di Milano where he sits on the
board of directors. He was also the founding chairman of the Centre for Public Administration
and Public Policies of Politecnico and has been a research director in Public Policy Analysis at
IRS (Istituto per la ricerca sociale), Milan.
His main areas of interest are: public administration and local government in comparative
perspective and public policy analysis. Furthermore he has been involved in research on
environmental policies, urban and metropolitan governance, administrative reform and public
He has acted as advisor to different Italian Ministers of Public administration.
His interest in evaluation research dates back from the 1980s and recently he has directed
EU sponsored research exercises on the evaluation of the contribution of the local development
approach to European cohesion policy and of capacity building policies.
[update] Paper from his visit: "End of an era? The Monti government approach to central-local relations" , LIEPP Working Paper n°6, December 2012