ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference 2013

The fourteenth ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference was held in Brisbane on 25 and 26 July at the Sofitel Hotel. The themes of the conference revolved around two major issues – customer involvement and pricing.

Conference program

2013 Regulatory Conference program [ PDF (100.02 KB) | doc (53 KB) ]

Conference proceedings

Day one: Thursday 25 July 2013 Speakers

Session 1: Customer involvement: The next frontier for regulatory reform or a smokescreen hiding other failings?

Presentation by Dr Mark Jamison, University of Florida [ pdf (202.41 KB) ]

Presentation by Professor Catherine Waddams, University of East Anglia [ pdf (401.96 KB) ]

Presentation by Professor Matthias Finger, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Laussane [ pdf (310.27 KB) ]

Session 2: How do you design customer involvement?

Presentation by Dr Chris Decker, University of Oxford [ pdf (159.85 KB) ]

Presentation by Greg Houston, NERA [ pdf (1.67 MB) ]

Session 3: Regulatory pricing conundrums and challenges

Presentation by Professor Michael Crew, Rutgers University [ pdf (262.11 KB) ]

Presentation by Professor Frank Wolak, Stanford University [ pdf (362.17 KB) ]

Session 4: Legal: A case study in consumer engagement

Presentation by Sonny Popowsky, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates [ pdf (2.41 MB) ]

Presentation by Rachel Trindade, State of Competition [ pdf (368.87 KB) ]

Day two: Friday 26 July 2013 Presentations

Breakout session 1: Communications: Managing congestion in communications

Presentation by Dr Jonathan Cave, Warwick University [ pdf (1.06 MB) ]

Presentation by Professor Stephen King, Monash University [ pdf (332.13 KB) ]

Breakout session 1: Electricity: Pricing reforms and customer preferences

Presentation by Associate Professor James Bushnell, University of California [ pdf (300.04 KB) ]

Breakout session 2: Water: Government Investment in the Rural Water Sector–managing competing priorities

Presentation by Dr Glyn Wittwer, Monash University [ pdf (1.05 MB) ]

Presentation by Matthew Toulmin, RMCG [ pdf (5.26 MB) ]

Breakout session 2: Finance: Investor expectations and the regulatory framework

Presentation by Dr Peng Chen, Dimensional [ pdf (1.51 MB) ]

Presentation by Dr Ross Barry, First Principles [ pdf (610.88 KB) ]

Closing plenary session: A debate: ‘Are we twenty years behind America or are the rest of us on a totally different path with regard to consumer involvement’