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Industry Economics Conference 1999

Conference proceedings

This conference was organised by the Productivity Commission in conjunction with Monash University, was held in Melbourne on 12 and 13 July 1999. The themes of the conference were Regulation, Competition and Industry Structure. The conference proceedings were released on 27 October 1999.

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

SECTION 1  INCENTIVE REGULATION

1  Incentive regulation in the US telecommunications industry
John Panzar

SECTION 2  OVERIVEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN REGULATION

2  Issues in access
Stephen King and Rodney Maddock

3  Monopoly price regulation in Australia: assessing regulation so far
Peter Forsyth

4  Spot markets and independant system operators
John Robinson

SECTION 3  ASIA PRE AND POST CRISIS

5  Micro aspects of the Asian crisis
He-Ling Shi

6  'Perspiration' versus 'inspiration' in Asian industrialisation
Haryo Aswicahyono and Hall Hill

7  How did small and medium enterprises in Taiwan survive the crisis?
Chi Schive

SECTION 4  MARKET POWER MEASURES

8  Market power measures and their uses: where's the costs?
Catherine J. Morrison Paul

SECTION 5  INFLUENCE OF REGULATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION

9  Telecommunications industry: price benchmarking evidence on competition
Chris Sayers

10  Effects of regulation on telecommunications competition
Brian Perkins

11  Discussant
Tom Amos

12  Alternative competitive models
Rob Lomdahl

13  Discussant
Joe Dimasi

SECTION 6  RAIL ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

14  Effective competition on rail
Fred Affleck

15  Rail privatisation: lessons from the United Kingdom
Keith Trace

16  Rail access and rail reform
Stephen King and Rodney Maddock

APPENDICES

A  Contributed papers

B  Conference participants

The Productivity Commission in conjunction with Monash University today released the Proceedings of the eighth Industry Economics Conference held in Melbourne on 12-13 July 1999. The theme of the conference was Regulation, competition and industry structure.

The conference provided researchers from academic, industry and government backgrounds with an opportunity to discuss interactions between regulatory arrangements and industry structures.

The proceedings contain 16 theoretical and applied papers that provide an overview of recent developments in Australian industry regulation, examine East Asian industry structures in the light of the recent crisis and investigate the influence of regulation on Australia's telecommunications and rail industries. The Proceedings also list the 32 contributed papers presented at the conference.

(Editors note: While these Proceedings are published by the Productivity Commission in conjunction with Monash University views expressed in papers should be attributed to the authors, not the Productivity Commission or Monash University).

Further information

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