Mateu Turró

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Evidence, power and money in transport’s pandemic response


  • Going trans-European. Planning and financing transport networks for Europe” (Elsevier Science, 1999)
  • RAILPAG. Rail Project Appraisal Guidelines” (EIB and European Commission, 2004)
  • The infrastructure investment needs and financing challenge of European Ports”, as a co-author, for the European Seaports Organisation, 2018

“It is worth the while to stress a more fundamental issue that somehow encompasses our discussion: The right to mobility.
Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Whilst fundamental
 rights are systematically violated in many countries, even in the EU (Poland, Hungary, but also Spain), the pandemic has allowed an impressive experiment in mass control and manipulation everywhere.”

Mateu Turró Calvet

Dr. Engineer, Honorary A. Director of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Professor (retired) of Transport Economics at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Doctor Engineer by UPC (1979), Master of Science by the University of Michigan (1975) and Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UP Madrid). Consultant/advisor on transport and urban development, focused on project appraisal, financing and PPPs. Chairman of the Advisory Council of CENIT (Centre for Innovation in Transport). Co-director of the professional course on cost-benefit and project appraisal organized by the Economists and Civil Engineers associations of Catalonia. Mateu Turró was Associate Director at the Projects Directorate of the EIB (1998-2009) and member of the Advisory Committee of Ministerio de Fomento (Spain) (2015-2019). He has been a reviewer of DGRegio «Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects».

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