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ICON Webinar: The side-effects of COVID-19 - an economic perspective

  • 30 June 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.

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Now that the restrictions are easing in many locations, what might be the (short or long) lasting effects of COVID-19 for various industries and sectors going forward?

What can economics tell us about the way that consumers, firms and markets might react and adapt? What might change and what might go back to 'normal'? Two microeconomists from Frontier Economics will discuss some of the impacts of the pandemic in a range of key industry sectors: transport, telecoms, digital & media, water & natural resources, climate and energy. In addition, they will explore and consider what opportunities this may open up. Anna Wilson and Warwick Davis are both economists who regularly advise governments on making markets and sectors more competitive and efficient.

Presenter details:

Anna is an economist who specialises in regulatory and policy reform. At Frontier Economics, she has worked for both companies, policy makers and regulators, predominately in the water and transport sectors. 

Anna has provided advice on reforms to regulations covering taxis and other personnel transportation, heavy vehicle charging, automated vehicles, rail safety, learner drivers, environmental protection, water recycling, water demand reduction incentives and incentives to encourage the maintenance and expansion of green space. This has included developing and evaluating numerous large, complex policy reforms on behalf of a number of policy makers. For example, she  advised the National Transport Commission on reforms to enable autonomous vehicles to operate on Australian Roads. Anna also has an interest in behavioural economics, looking at how decisions are made.

Warwick advises clients on economic regulation and competition issues in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the telecommunications, digital platforms and transport sectors.
He has particular expertise in the areas of pricing and market analysis and in recent years has worked on major projects in ports and airports regulation, mobile mergers and and the potential for anti-competive conduct in digital platforms. Warwick has also advised state and federal government on structural reform issues across a wide range of industries.

Warwick has more than 20 years experience as a professional economist, including at telecommunications and competition regulators in Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Event details:

Date:  Tuesday, 30 June 2020 
Time:  Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
Login Details:  Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar
Webinars are also recorded and sent to registrants. 
Price:  ICON Member: Free
Non Member: AUD$90


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