ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference 2012

The thirteenth ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference Lessons learned and new approaches was held on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July 2012 at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Conference program

2012 Regulatory Conference program ( PDF 1.36 MB )

Conference proceedings

Day one: Thursday 26 July 2012 Presentations
Session 1: Regulatory economics: Thirty years of progress?

Presentation by Professor Tim Brennan, University of Maryland ( PDF 113.22 KB )

Presentation by Professor Martin Cave, Competition Commission UK ( PDF 95.29 KB )

Presentation by Professor John Panzar, University of Auckland ( PDF 109.95 KB )

Sesssion 2: Efficient infrastructure provision: Lessons from Australia's reform experience

Presentation by Mr Gary Banks, Productivity Commission ( PDF 375.16 KB )

Presentation by Professor Stephen King, Monash University ( PPT 8.42 MB )

Session 3: The last post? - Whither physical communications

Presentation by Professor Martin Cave, Competition Commission UK ( PDF 138.97 KB )

Presentation by Dr Denis Lawrence, Economic Insights ( PDF 74.61 KB )

Session 4: Governance for different organisational structures

Presentation by Professor Tim Brennan, University of Maryland ( PDF 101.14 KB )

Presentation by Professor Carlo Cambini, Politecnico di Torino, and Florence School of Regulation ( PDF 205.47 KB )

Dinner speech: The economic reform model of the eighties is a poor guide to economic reform today Speech by Dr John Edwards, Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute; Adjunct Professor, Curtin University and Member of Reserve Bank Board ( PDF 209.67 KB )
Day two: Friday 27 July 2012 Presentations
Breakout session 1: Communications - Critical issues in competition in communications markets

Presentation by Professor Carlo Cambini, Politecnico di Torino, and Florence School of Regulation ( PDF 316.39 KB )

Presentation by Professor Leslie Marx, Duke University and University of Melbourne ( PDF 353.18 KB )

Breakout session 1: Legal - The involvement of consumers in reviews by the Australian Competition Tribunal of AER revenue determinations

Presentation by Ms Jo Benvenuti, Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre ( PDF 581.43 KB )

Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, submission letter ( PDF 484.59 KB )

Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, report ( PDF 3.84 MB )

Paper by Mr Ray Finkelstein QC, Victorian Bar ( PDF 37.31 KB )

LMR, submission letter ( PDF 7.76 MB )

Breakout session 2: Energy - Who should pay for transmission upgrades?

Presentation by Professor William Hogan, Harvard University ( PDF 375.57 KB )

Supplementary material by Professor William Hogan, Harvard University ( PDF 188.52 KB )

Presentation by Dr Grant Read, University of Canterbury ( PDF 135.78 KB )

Breakout session 2: Transport - Minerals supply chain investment in Australia

Presentation by Dr Russell Pittman, US Department of Justice ( PDF 88.94 KB )

Presentation by Professor Stephen King, Monash University ( PPT 2.28 MB )

 

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