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Talking Economics - Competition in the Australian Economy.

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Level 5 Theatrette, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000

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Australia is often said to be the land of oligopolies, and there has been renewed global concern about concentration and market power. This presentation will cover the main findings of the report, including an assessment of the evidence on the following questions:

  • Is Australia unusually dominated by oligopolies compared to other high-income economies?

  • Has competitive pressure in Australia waned changed over time?

  • Where do firms earn high profits, how persistent are they, and what are the economic costs of market power?

The presentation will also cover policy options to increase competitive pressure.

Please join Jim Minifie from the Grattan Institute for Talking Economics, as he presents on competition in the Australia economy.

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