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Report

Creating a culture of independence: practical guidance against undue influence

The independence of regulators is constantly under stress. This report provides practical advice on how to address stress points and protect economic regulators from undue influence, drawing on the experience of over 80 regulators that participate in the OECD Network of Economic Regulators.
Report

State of the energy market 2020

This report provides an accessible review of the transmission and distribution networks and energy retail markets in eastern and southern Australia over 2019 and the early months of 2020.
Guide

Regulatory impact assessment: OECD best practice principles for regulatory policy

As part of the series OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy, this report extends and elaborates on principles highlighted in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance.
Report

Facilitating end user deployment of off‐site renewable generation: final project report

Internationally, there is a trend towards end users procuring electricity from offsite Renewable Energy (RE) facilities located at physical premises distinct from the point of end use. In 2015, end user Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the United States underpinned more new wind capacity than...
Report

Plug & Play 2: enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards

Plug and Play 2: Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards is the second report for this project. It follows a consultation paper released in February 2017, titled Plug and Play: Facilitating grid connection of low emissions technologies.
Report

NDIS markets: Market stewardship actions for the NDIS

While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on...
Report

Good practice report on the cultural and creative sectors’ export and internationalisation support strategies

This report builds on and complements the already rather extensive literature on the potential of cultural and creative sectors in the European Union.
Report

Gas wholesale markets and retail competition in NSW and Victoria

This report has been valuable in identifying potential barriers to competition and its impacts on consumers in the Victorian and NSW gas markets. Gas consumer advocates in Victoria and NSW have generally not been deeply engaged in policy and regulatory debates in this complex and...
Journal article

Platforms in Aotearoa: our fast-growing sharing economy

Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?
Working paper

Metropolitan planning: economic rationalism and social objectives

Self examines the basic criteria of welfare economics and argues thal there is no necessary disrepancy between economic and social goals.
Report

The missing middle: a political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.
Thesis

Place-making in the Pacific: can geographical indications support the sustainable development of the Nonu industry in Samoa?

Developing a theory of factors that contributes to the more sustainable development of the Morinda citrifolia (Nonu) Industry in Samoa, I argue that the Samoan Nonu product cannot compete in the Pacific region due to the large-scale production of its main competitor, Tahitian Noni.
Report

Rising protectionism: challenges, threats and opportunities for Australia

This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.
Report

Powering through: how to restore confidence in the National Electricity Market

Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of power blackouts and restrictions across eastern Australia this summer, but there is an acute danger of politicians panicking and rushing to decisions that push electricity prices higher and make it harder to reduce Australia’s emissions.
Report

Electricity Market Design and Renewable Energy Deployment

This report discusses electricity market design and regulation under high volumes of variable renewable energy sources (VRE) such as wind and solar power. It includes policy recommendations on how to reform current market and regulatory frameworks in order to accommodate high shares of VRE, in...
Conference paper

Flood in blood: assessing housing market vulnerability within the Fitzroy Basin region, Australia

Regional communities in Queensland, Australia are the life-blood of the state; contributing more than 80% of exports goods and services, as well as about 16 billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Weather-related disasters such as floods have become more frequent over the last...
Working paper

Sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), HK, Singapore, NZ, the UK and the US: An empirical study

This working paper presents the results of a detailed comparative empirical study of sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Insider trading is considered to be a serious form of misconduct...
Working paper

Asset price bubbles in the Australian market

A study of market bubbles is generally considered a test of market eciency (or ineciency) since bubbles are concerned with rising prices that are detached from their fundamental values. Verifying the existence of such an ineciency requires us to be able to appropriately formulate fundamental...
Working paper

Success and failure in stock exchange consolidations: implications for markets and their regulation

The catalyst for the preparation of this working paper was the epochal merger in 2007 of the New York Stock Exchange with Paris-based Euronext, itself a consolidation of several European exchanges. Exchange mergers were not a new phenomenon; domestic and regional exchanges had been consolidating...