Below are links to materials from the competition, regulation and privatisation session allowing, as with similar threads, for views on the topics and contents of the session to be gathered together.
A very central theme of the presentations and discussions was how reform might stimulate growth and thus reduce the costs of austerity.
Part of Doug Andrew’s presentation on governance is related to the privatisation thread already on the blog here. And, as regulated firms engage in investment, Colm McCarthy’s presentation on investment here could be read alongside some of the presentations from this session.
Although there are no slides from John Fingleton’s talk on competition, there is is a link to a closely-related paper, and you may, in any case, listen to the podcast of his (impassioned) speech, which is to be found from about 24.00 minutes into the recording.
Chair: Cathal Guiomard (CAR)
Richard Tol (Sussex)
Energy Policy and Economic Growth
John Fingleton (UK OFT)
Economic Growth – How Can Competition Policy Help?
No slides but related paper here
Doug Andrew (consultant, ex-airport regulator)
Ownership, Governance and Reform