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Industry Economics Conference 1997

1997 Industry Economics Conference

Industry Commission conference proceedings

The proceedings of the 1997 Industry Economics Conference, held in Melbourne on 10 and 11 July 1997, were released in February 1998. The theme of the conference was 'Making Markets Competitive'.

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Contents

Preliminaries
Copyright, Foreword and Contents


PANEL SESSION 1   TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOLLOWING DEREGULATION
Invited paper 1   Telecommunications following deregulation
Henry Ergas (University of Auckland)

Invited paper 2   Access pricing in telecommunications
Graeme Woodbridge (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)

Invited paper 3   Telecommunications service and access pricing
Philippa Dee (Industry Commission)

Comments and discussion


PANEL SESSION 2   THE NATIONAL ELECTRICITY MARKET
Invited paper 4   The Queensland experience in electricity reform
Donald Anderson (Queensland Electricity Reform Unit)

Invited paper 5   Evaluation market power and transition pricing in the Australian electricity market
John Salerian (Industry Commission)

Invited paper 6   Contracts and electricity pool prices
Joshua Gans (Melbourne Business School), Danny Price and Kim Woods (London Economics)

Comments and discussion


PANEL SESSION 3   ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
Invited paper 7   Role of economic instruments in managing the environment
Don Gunasekera (Industry Commission)

Invited paper 8   A business perspective of environmental regulation
Robin Stewardson (BHP Pty Ltd)

Invited paper 9   Deregulation, competition policy and environmental performance: a case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
Tim Fisher (Australian Conservation Foundation)

Comments and discussion


PLENARY SESSION 1
Invited paper 10   Procuring universal telephone service
Paul Milgrom (Stanford University)

Invited paper 11   Spectrum property rights and practical auction design: the Australian experience
Ian Hayne (Australian Communications Authority)

Comments and discussion


PLENARY SESSION 2
Invited paper 12   Market power in electricity pools
Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

Comments and discussion


PLENARY SESSION 3
Invited paper 13   Markets with privately produced public goods: the knowledge revolution
Graciela Chichilnisky (Columbia University)

Comments and discussion

Conference program

Conference participants

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