Competition + regulation
We work with governments, regulators, competition authorities, businesses, and lawyers to create investment and competition in markets. We use economic tools to examine competitive behaviour, advise businesses on how to compete fairly, and to support the design and implementation of regulation.
Our services include providing expert testimony in competition and damages cases, analysing the effects of mergers and collaboration between competitors, advising governments on the design of regulatory regimes, and supporting regulators and firms during regulatory investigations.
Some examples of our competition and regulatory economics work include:
- Assistance with the liberalisation of telecommunications markets in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, for AusAID.
- Developing and delivering short courses in competition and regulatory economics, for the New Zealand Treasury and Commerce Commission.
- Advice on an extensive range of telecommunications regulatory issues for a variety of operators and regulators, including Vodafone New Zealand, 2degrees Mobile, Digicel Pacific, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, and the New Zealand government.
- Analysing the effects of mergers in various industries, including construction products, bed manufacturing, chicken processing, and waste collection.
- Advising on proposed changes to wholesale electricity market rules and the effects on competition, for the Australian Energy Markets Commission.