Lifting Productivity Growth

Wed 17 June 2015

Lifting Productivity Growth.

11.00am Registration open and refreshments/lunch

11.30am Welcome and introductions from host and co-convenor Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice- Chancellor and President, Victoria University

Presenters

11.35am Australia’s productivity performance and prospects in an international context by Mr Peter Harris, Chair of the Productivity Commission

11.50am The role of competition policy in lifting productivity growth rates by Mr Rod Sims, Chair of the ACCC

Discussants

12.00pm Effects of different productivity growth rates on real incomes by Dr Janine Dixon, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

12.05pm Innovation and productivity growth by Professor Beth Webster, Director, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

12.10pm Disruptive technologies in electricity supply by Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

12.15pm Market design and disruptive technologies by Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics

12.20pm The big issues in competition policy by Professor Allan Fels AO, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Forum Open for Discussion

12.25pm Forum open for discussion by members

1.45pm Forum concludes

Please note attendance is by invitation only.

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