Transport and Infrastructure Major Publications

Economic Regulation of Transport Facilities

Address to Lloyd’s List Events Conference, Melbourne

6 June 2007

Regulation of infrastructure

This volume has sprung from concerns about the Access Provisions (Part IIIA) of the Trade Practices Act. It comprises two pieces of research, which analyse these provisions from a legal and an economic perspective.

2007

The public transport myth

Compared to public transport, people find cars to be more convenient and lower cost.

October 2006

Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System Revocation of Coverage under the National Gas Code

Energy Issues Paper Number 37

May 2005

Meeting Gas and Power Infrastructure Needs

Address to the Australian Energy Summit

17 March 2005

Regulatory Pricing and Access Issues

The key issue in privatising infrastructure, and arguably the reason for it to be in public ownership, is the concern about natural monopoly. A monopolist is able to extract high prices by reducing availability of supply or access. This concern about “price gouging” and wasted supply is of long standing.

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