Speaker - Stephen King

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Professor Stephen King is Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining Monash University, King was a Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Before that, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne and a Professor of Management (Economics) at the Melbourne Business School.

His main areas of expertise are in Trade Practices economics, regulation and industrial organization. While at the ACCC, Stephen chaired the Mergers Review Committee and was closely involved with a wide range of merger decisions. He was involved in the full range of activities undertaken by the Commission. These included both on-going functions such as authorisation decisions, regulatory determinations and enforcement actions under the Trade Practices Act and ad hoc activities undertaken by the Commission.

For example, he was one of the three Commissioners who undertook the Part VIIA inquiries into the price of unleaded petrol in Australia and into the Australian grocery industry. He was also one of the two Commissioners presiding over the Services Sydney-Sydney Water Access Dispute. This was the first arbitration completed under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act.

King was a Lay Member of the High Court of New Zealand and in 2007 assisted the Court in the appeal by Woolworths and Foodstuffs against a decision of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

His research in industrial economics has been published widely, including articles in major international economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Industrial Economics. He was a member of the Victorian Infrastructure Planning Council between 2000 and 2002 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Prime Minister's Home Ownership Task Force in 2002-2003. King has also provided expert evidence to the Courts on a variety of matters involving Trade Practices and regulation.

In 1985, he received the University Medal from ANU for his undergraduate studies in economics. He completed his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

King is a Director and founder of CoRE Research.

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What In The World Is Going On?

08.23.09 | 01:10:32 min | 2 comments