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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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
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
6 Horizontal mergers and delegation
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
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
13 Market value, R&D and intellectual property in large Australian firms
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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