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Economic and Regulatory Reforms in Europe: Past Experiences and Future Challenges

Richard Snape Lecture 2007

Professor Patrick Messerlin gave the 2007 Richard Snape Lecture, "Economic and Regulatory Reforms in Europe: Past Experiences and Future Challenges", at the Productivity Commission's office in Melbourne, on 30 October 2007.

Patrick Messerlin is Professor of Economics at the Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, the most prestigious French academic institution specializing in public policy. He is the Director of the Groupe d'Economie Mondiale (GEM) - an independent research unit seeking to improve French and European public policies in a global world.

Professor Messerlin has previously held a variety of positions and consulting roles including at the World Bank and the WTO. He is a specialiast in international trade and policy. His current research interests include WTO issues, liberalisation in services and associated regulatory reforms. His latest books include 'Europe After the "No" Votes' and 'Measuring the Costs of Protection in the European Community'.

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