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Rui Cunha Marques

Graduated, Post-graduated, MSc, PhD and Postdoc (habilitation), is a Full Professor of the Scientific Area of Systems and Management of Infrastructure in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-resources at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon (IST), Portugal. He is a researcher of the Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability of IST (CERIS), of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida and of the Center of Local Government (CLG) at the University of New England in Australia, where he is a Visiting Professor at the Business School. His areas of expertise include regulation of public services, performance assessment, project management, procurement, particularly public-private partnerships and infrastructure services. He is the author of over 600 scientific publications in several countries, including 13 books and two theses and more than 240 referred journal articles.He also produced more than 400 technical reports. Currently he is a consultant of the World Bank and in the past he collaborated with other international organisations, such as the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the United Nations and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as with other government entities and public and private companies from several countries. He has developed work in more than 50 countries in the five continents.



Universidade de Lisboa

Instituto Superior Técnico

Departament of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources

Av. Rovisco Pais

1049-001 Lisbon



T: +351218418305









Regulation; Benchmarking; Public Policies; PPPs; Privatizations; Local Public Services; Infrastructure; Water; Solid Waste; Transport.


Systems & Management Seminars


Engineering Asset Management | Prof. Nuno Almeida (IST)

20 December 2022

Essays on Priorization Investment in Large-Scale Public Infrastructure in Angola | Amaro Ricardo (PhD student)

22 Novembro 2022


2022 | University of Lisbon/Caixa Geral de Depósitos Awards | Economics and Management

The University of Lisbon (ULisboa), with the support of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, awards annual “University of Lisbon/Caixa Geral de Depósitos Scientific Awards”, which aim to reward scientific research activity and encourage the practice of publication in international journals of recognized quality.

2022 | World's Top 2% Scientist

The Stanford University recently released an update of the World’s Top 2% Scientists list,

- Career Long Impact 

- Single Year 2021


New Books

Temas de Direito da Água  - Vol. 2 | Faculdade de Direito

Direito do Saneamento - Vol. 2 | Faculdade de Direito

New Book Chapters

PPP hospitals in Portugal: what does benchmarking tell us about their relative performance? In: Assessing the Performance Advantage of Public-Private Partnerships. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Revisiting the theory on the regulation of water utilities: Evolution, challenges and trends. In: Routledge Handbook of Urban Water Governance. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

New Articles

Measuring the SDGs in Refugee Camps: An Insight into Arab States Bordering Syria. Sustainability | IF: 3.889

A geometric aggregation of performance indicators considering regulatory constraints: An application to the urban solid waste management. Expert Systems With Applications | IF: 8.665

Aedes Aegypti—Insights on the Impact of Water Services. GeoHealth | IF: 6.34

Outsourcing through intermunicipal co-operation: waste collection and treatment services in Brazil. Public Money & Management |IF. 3.040

Public-Private Partnerships in the Urban Regeneration projects: a review. Journal of Urban Planning and Development| IF: 2.317

Institutional paradigm shift: transitions in stormwater management principles. Environmental Science and Pollution Research | IF: 5.190


A network Data Envelopment Analysis to estimate nations’ efficiency in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Expert Systems With Applications | IF: 9.602

Measuring what matters in local government: a municipality sustainability index. Policy Studies | IF: 2.152

Water Value Integrated Approach: A Systematic Literature Review. Water. MDPI | IF: 3.530


Estado da arte da fiscalização do abastecimento de água e esgotamento sanitário no Brasil. Seminário Estado da Arte da Fiscalização do Abastecimento de Água e Esgotamento Sanitário no Brasil, AGERSA, Bahia (Brazil), December 2021

The multicriteria satisfaction analysis (MUSA): A tool to improve the customer satisfaction in the tourism sector. I Congreso Internacional de Turismo: Nuevas tendencias y desafos ante un escenario post-covid, Melilla (Spain), November 2021

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