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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ninth ACCC Regulatory Conference

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Australia's ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) is hosting its Ninth ACCC Regulatory Conference on July 24-25, 2008 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.

The theme for this year's conference is 'Revisiting the Rationale for Regulation'.

International Speakers include:
Professor George Yarrow, University of Oxford
Dr. Mark Jamison, University of Florida
Professor Paul Kleindorfer, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Russell Pittman, US Department of Justice
Giuseppe Nicoletti, OECD
Professor John Cubbin, City University, London
Dr. David Gabel, CEO Gabel Communications Ltd.
Dr. Stan Besen, Vice President - CRA
Phillip Dixon, Head of Competition - Ofwat
Professor Ravi Jagannathan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Topics to be discussed include:
What do today's regulators and regulated firms need to know?
Does economics provide all the answers for regulation?
What can we learn from economic studies of regulatory policies?
Environmental issues in the regulation of energy Sources of market power in broadband
Achieving competitive outcomes in the urban water & wastewater sector
Regulating Intellectual Monopolies The CAPM - Should regulators be looking at alternatives?
The role of the courts and tribunals in providing greater guidance to regulators

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