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Gabriella M. Racca
Full Professor of Administrative Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Management at University of Turin


Prof. Gabriella Racca is Full Professor of Administrative Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Management of the University of Torino (Italy). She has been Deputy Dean of the School of Economics (2005-2012).

She currently teaches Public Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Contracts Law and she is member of the Doctoral School Committee in Public Law.  She is also Member of the Scientific Board of the Master of Science in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development jointly organized by the International Training Centre of International Labour Organization (ITC – ILO) and of the University of Turin and of the Master en Gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développement durable jointly organized by the International Training Centre of International Labour Organization (ITC – ILO), the University of SciencesPo Paris) and the University of Turin.

Her research interests cover the entire process of public procurement from the definition of needs to its execution stage as well as Public Services, Concessions, PPP, public liability and compensation for damages, accountability of public administrations and integrity issues. Recently her research interest focused also on Collaborative Procurement and Central Purchasing Bodies, GPO, Framework Agreements, particularly their use in European Healthcare Systems, and sustainability (environmental and social considerations) in Public Procurement.

She is in charge of the Italian Unit of “Healthy Ageing - Public Procurement of Innovations” – HAPPI  ( , an EU project on Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI), funded by the EU Commission (DG Enterprise - Call ENT/CIP/11/C/N02C011). HAPPI aims at establishing  a strategic cooperation among healthcare Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs) from several EU Member States, to overcome legal and linguistic barriers among EU Member States by stimulating innovation in "how to buy" and the opening of the Single Market thus contributing to achieve the policies set out in the strategy "Europe 2020" by providing a high quality of health care, without increasing the budget. The project is directed to perform a European-level aggregated purchase of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing, also through market-analysis. Within HAPPI she has been responsible of  drafting a legal study on the innovative procurement models for a EU joint procurement system in the healthcare sector.

She participates to several National and International research projects: she is co-director with C. Yukins (George Washington University Law School) of the project on Integrity and efficiency in sustainable Public Contracts. She has been Head of the University of Turin research Unit on Contractual autonomy of Health

Authorities: object limits, organizational structures and cost efficiency, which is part of the Research Program of Relevant National Interest (PRIN) on Health service organization in a comparative perspective: the Italian model of “aziendalizzazione”. She is also in charge of the Job Placement High Education Project “Educational path in collaborative public Procurement” funded by the European Social Fund (Piedmont Region).

She is a consultant of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the field of public procurement in the healthcare sector.

She is Member of the Scientific Board of the Law Review "Diritto Amministrativo" and on the editorial staff of both the Law Review "Foro amministrativo - Consiglio di Stato" and She is Coordinator of Ius Publicum Network Review (, a network founded in Madrid, on 2010 by the Editorial Boards of Die Verwaltung, Diritto amministrativo, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Public Law, Revista de Administración Pública and Revue Française de Droit Administratif with the aim of following the recent developments of Administrative and Public Law. Whitin Ius Publicum she is also the Italian Responsible for “Public Contracts” area.

She is member of several research organisation and networks, including the Public Contracts in Legal Globalization Comparative Law Network, the Procurement Law Academic Network, the Research Network on EU Administrative Law, the European Procurement Law Group, the European Law Institute, the International Society of Public Law, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Amministrative.