UNSW Business School hosts competition policy symposium

Monday, 15 December 2014  Media Alerts

​The performance of Australia's competition watchdog, the ACCC, and competition regulators from Japan, Korea and New Zealand, will be discussed at a symposium in Sydney this week.

The annual Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE) symposium will examine intellectual property, mergers and partnerships, oligopolies and anti-competitive behaviour.

In a session chaired by UNSW Business School Economics Professor Hodaka Morita​, former ACCC member Stephen King will give a keynote address on the regulator.

Professor King, now at Monash University and a frequent commentator on the operations of the ACCC, has called for a stocktake of Australia's "rustic regulatory structures" and argues for five separate regulatory agencies in an integrated structure to oversee economic regulation.

(Keynote and Competition Economists roundtable: 3.45-5.45pm, Monday 15 December)

Speakers include UNSW's Scientia Professor Jay Pil Choi (patents and patent trolls); Professors Arghya Ghosh and Hodaka Morita (knowledge transfer and partial equity ownership; horizontal mergers); Dr Alberto Motta (microloans in India), and Professor Richard Holden (competition policy and internal firm efficiency).  International speakers include experts from universities in New Zealand, Japan, Korea and the USA.

Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy: Mergers, Partnerships, and Innovation will be held on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 December. 

Journalists wanting to attend and/or interview speakers are asked to contact Janine MacDonald or Julian Lorkin at UNSW Business School