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Industry Economics Conference 1998

Conference proceedings

This conference was organised by the Australian National University and the Productivity Commission. It was held in Canberra at the Australian National University on 6 and 7 July 1998. The theme of the conference was Privatisation, Regulation and Reform. The conference proceedings were released on 16 September 1999.

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Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Preface, Contents, Abbreviations and Explanations

SECTION 1  PRIVATISATION AND REGULATION

1  The equity premium puzzle and the privatisation paradox
Simon Grant and John Quiggin

2  Privatisation:  Does reality match the rhetoric?
Stephen King and Rohan Pitchford

3  Privatisation:  A practitioner's perspective
David Greig

SECTION 2  INDUSTRY ECONOMICS AND THEORY

4  A comparison of institutional arrangements for road provision
Barry Abrams, Peter Cribbett and Don Gunasekera

5  Firm ownership structure and adoption of multiple communication technologies
Heli Koski

6  Horizontal mergers and delegation
Steffen Ziss

7  Carrot and stick games
J. Jude Kline

8  Endogenous co-leadership when demand is unknown
Midori Hirokawa and Dan Sasaki

SECTION 3  FINANCIAL CRISES AND BANKINGS

9  The new era of financial fragility
Ross H. McLeod

10  Australia and the crisis in East Asia:  The role of theory in the formation of policy
Steven Kates

SECTION 4  INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND POLICY IN AUSTRALIA

11  The future of Australian motor vehicle manufacture
Harry Clarke, Darcy McCormack and Joseph Sunderland

12  How does antitrust affect business behaviour? Lessons from Australian corporate experience
Grant Fleming

13  Market value, R&D and intellectual property in large Australian firms
Mark Rogers

APPENDICES

A  Conference program

B  Authors' affiliations

The Productivity Commission and the Australian National University today released the proceedings of the seventh industry economics conference held in Canberra at the Australian National University on 6–7 July 1998. The theme of the conference was Privatisation, Regulation and Reform.

The proceedings contain 14 theoretical and applied papers falling under the broad headings of privatisation and regulation, industry economics and theory, financial crises and banking, and industry structure and policy in Australia.

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