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The CMD Regional Markets Conference 2017

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University of Melbourne, Woodward Conference Centre (Level 10)

185 Pelham Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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The Centre for Market Design invites you to the first Regional Markets Conference.
The topic of the 2017 conference is Improving Economic Outcomes for Regional Australians.
The conference is part of the CMD’s research program on increasing market thickness through market design and regulation.
For rural and regional markets, distance and transportation costs associated with remoteness have always been an impediment to thick, competitive markets. However, recent advances in information technologies, economists’ improved understanding of the determinants of market competitiveness, and innovations in market design offer promising new avenues to mitigate the tyranny of distance.

The conference brings together practitioners, stakeholders, and academics working on these problems. Professor Simon Loertscher, Dr David Byrne, Professor John Freebairn, Associate Professor Tom Wilkening and Assistant Professor Soumendu Sarkar will all present relevant research. Two Policy Roundtables will also run at the conference with participants from of the ACCC, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Productivity Commission.

The Regional Markets Conference program comprises two key parts, the first addresses the design of market mechanisms that efficiently reallocate natural resources such as water and land. The second sessions address the various aspects of the effect of distance and the cost of information, with emphasis on the health sector.
To read the program in more detail, please visit our website.

This program is being generously supported by the Samuel and June Hordern Endowment and the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Please register to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.



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