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POLICY in the PUB #3 - Graeme Woodbridge 'Misuse of market Power in the Australian Economy'

Date

From: Wednesday September 17, 2014, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday September 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Misuse of market Power in the Australian Economy The next Policy in the Pub event will be held on Wednesday 17 September at 5.30 pm at the Elephant and the Wheelbarrow at 94-96 Bourke street in the city. Dr Graeme Woodbridge, Specialist Economic Advisor to the ACCC will talk on the Misuse of Market Power in Australia. With the Harper Review into Competition Policy underway there is a debate on whether the Australian Competition laws are adequate to deal with the misuse of market power in the Australian economy. Concerns are expressed that some major corporates wield too much power in dealing with competitors and suppliers. What is an "effects test" and is it needed in Australia? Some major corporations are concerned introducing an effects test will limit their ability to compete. Graeme will step through these issues in what will be a very lively discussion. To get an idea about numbers please indicate (via email to joe.dimasi@monash.edu) if you can make it and look forward to seeing you there. Look forward to seeing you there. Joe Dimasi Professorial Fellow Department of Economics Monash University   POLICY IN THE PUB The Economic Society has initiated a new event series for our members - Policy in the Pub. We are hoping to meet monthly in a friendly and informal environment and discuss some of the significant policy issues and challenges that are around. All Society members are welcome to come along.  

Venue

Elephant and Wheelbarrow

94-96 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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