ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference 2014

The 2014 ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference was held in Brisbane on 7 and 8 August at the Sofitel Hotel.

Theme

Regulating for efficient infrastructure outcomes.

Conference program

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2014 ACCC/AER regulatory conference program ( PDF 174.71 KB | DOCX 45.7 KB )

Conference proceedings

Day one: Thursday 7 August 2014 Speakers
Session 1: Regulating for efficient infrastructure outcomes – International perspectives

Speakers:

Presentation by Dr Karl-Heinz Neumann, Director and General Manager of WIK GmbH and WIK-Consult GmbH ( PDF 437.03 KB )

Presentation by Mr Graham Shuttleworth, Director NERA Economic Consulting ( PDF 676.88 KB )

Presentation by Professor Ingo Vogelsang, Professor of Economics, Boston University ( PDF 1.83 MB )

Session 2: The environment for successful infrastructure reform

Speakers:

Presentation by Dr Paul Moy, Chairman of Investment Committee & Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Asset Management ( PDF 450.26 KB )

Presentation by Mr John Pierce, Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission ( PDF 47.31 KB )

Session 3: Regulating in the face of declining demand

Speakers:

Presentation by Professor Ingo Vogelsang, Professor of Economics, Boston University ( PDF 1.34 MB )

Presentation by Dr Ahmad Faruqui, Principal, The Brattle Group ( PDF 1.5 MB )

Session 4: Economic regulators: achieving compliance to promote efficient regulatory outcomes

Speaker:

Presentation by Professor William Kovacic, Director of the Competition Law Centre, George Washington University (former Chairman of the FTC) ( PDF 228.39 KB )

Discussant: Dr Rhonda Smith, University of Melbourne

Conference dinner Speaker: Dr Kerry Schott
Day two: Friday 8 August 2014 Speakers
Breakout session 1: Communications: Regulating in a dynamic industry environment

Speaker:

Presentation by Professor Johannes M Bauer, Chair of the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University ( PDF 341.29 KB )

Discussant: Dr Karl-Heinz Neumann, Director and General Manager of WIK GmbH and WIK-Consult GmbH

Breakout session 1: Electricity: Is more dynamic retail pricing a solution to achieving more efficient outcomes? How should retail tariffs be structured?

Speaker:

Presentation by Dr Ahmad Faruqui, Principal The Brattle Group ( PDF 2.68 MB )

Discussant: Mr Matthew Warren, CEO Energy Supply Association of Australia

Breakout session 2: Water: Designing water tariffs: balancing the interests and preferences of regulated businesses and their customers

Speakers:

Presentation by Mr Carmine Piantedosi, Manager Regulatory and Pricing, Goulburn-Murray Water ( PDF 754.19 KB )

Presentation by Mr Brett Mathieson, Manager Regulation and Planning, Yarra Valley Water ( PDF 2.46 MB )

Breakout session 2: Transport: Australia's transport reforms – moving with the times?

Speakers:

Presentation by Professor Chris Nash, University of Leeds ( PDF 184.51 KB )

Paper by Professor Chris Nash, Charging for the use of infrastructure by roadfreight: European experience ( PDF 204.13 KB )
The author is grateful to Edward Elgar Publishing for permission to use copyright material in this paper.

Presentation by Mr Geoff Swier, Director, Farrier Swier Consulting ( PDF 715.46 KB )

Closing plenary session: Regulating in the face of declining demand – a hypothetical  

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