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Modelling economy-wide effects of future automotive assistance

Work-in-progress technical workshop

On 28 April 2008, the Commission held a technical workshop to present some preliminary results and review the modelling undertaken for this study. Participants included representatives of the Automotive Review Secretariat, the Australian Government Treasury, and the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, as well as three independent referees — Philip Adams, Director at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University; Chris Murphy, Director at Econtech; and David Pearce, Director and Principal Policy Analyst at the Centre for International Economics. Dr Larry Cook, Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Monash University, also provided insightful comments.

Following the workshop, the referees provided written comments, which are provided below (a summary of these comments and the Commission's response is  presented in appendix B of the report for this study). These comments were based on the preliminary simulations the Commission presented at the workshop. The Commission finalised its report on the basis of these comments and discussion at the workshop.