ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference 2009

The tenth ACCC/AER Regulatory conference Regulation of infrastructure in a time of transition was held on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2009 at the Holiday Inn, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

Conference program

2009 Regulatory Conference program ( PDF 504.64 KB )

Conference proceedings

Day one: Thursday Presentations
Session 1: Infrastructure challenges: responding to change, particularly technological change, in the early part of the twenty-first century

Welcome address by Graeme Samuel Chairman ACCC ( PDF 50.13 KB )

Keynote speech by Tim Brennan - slides ( PDF 99.02 KB )

Keynote speech by Tim Brennan - paper ( PDF 363.85 KB )

Session 2 : Regulation incentives for investment and technological change

Presentation by Ingo Vogelsang, Boston University ( PDF 392.43 KB )

Comments on Vogelsang presentation by Stephen King, Monash University ( PDF 108.76 KB )

Session 3: Are there substitutes for traditional economic regulation of monopoly infrastructure?

Presentation by Stephen Littlechild ( PDF 55.51 KB )

Presentation by Greg Houston ( PDF 524.47 KB )

Breakout session 1: Energy—The challenges of climate change for energy markets

Presentation by Tim Brennan - paper ( PDF 373.43 KB )

Presentation by Tim Brennan - slides ( PDF 85.62 KB )

Presentation by David Swift ( PDF 1.51 MB )

Breakout session 1: Communications—Lessons from US wireless spectrum auction

Presentation by Professor Thomas Hazlett ( PDF 672.04 KB )

Presentation by Gary Madden ( PDF 124.46 KB )

Conference dinner Dr Cento Veljanovski, Managing Partner, Case Associates
Day two: Friday 31 July 2009 Presentations
Breakout session 2: Legal—Economic experts: how necessary are they?

Presentation by Simon Uthmeyer - paper ( PDF 190.17 KB )

Presentation by Simon Uthmeyer - slides ( PDF 226.8 KB )

Presentation by Philip Williams - paper ( PDF 147.31 KB )

Breakout session 2: Water—The role of markets and rural-to-urban water trade

Presentation by Gary Libecap - paper ( PDF 912.5 KB )

Presentation by Gary Libecap - slides ( PDF 77.64 KB )

Presentation by Lin Crase - paper ( PDF 170.48 KB )

ACCC/AER 2009 Regulatory Conference - Presentation by Lin Crase - slides ( PDF 625.97 KB )

Session 4: 100 years of government control over utilities

Presentation by Chris Decker, Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford ( PDF 367.04 KB )

Presentation by Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics ( PDF 33.8 KB )

Session 5: A hypothetical—Logjam at the port No papers

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