Posts tagged #Carol Osborne

HoustonKemp economists recognised for their expertise

June 2017

HoustonKemp is proud to announce that some of our colleagues have been recognised as leading economic consultants in publications by Who’s Who Legal. Luke Wainscoat has been listed in Competition: Future Leaders 2017, which includes competition economists aged 45 or under, whilst Carol Osborne and Greg Houston have once again been named in Consulting Experts: Competition Economists 2017, which lists the best consultant expert witnesses and advisers on economics in the world.  

Who’s Who Legal describes Greg as a “talented” expert widely acclaimed for providing “top-drawer, case-winning economic analysis” in court proceedings and regulatory tribunals.

Posted on June 1, 2017 and filed under Announcements.

New Singaporean office

November 2016

We are pleased to announce the relocation of our Singaporean office to Asia Square Tower 1. The move to a new, permanent location reflects our ongoing commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore and the wider southeast Asian region. We hope to welcome you to our offices in the near future.

Posted on November 1, 2016 and filed under Announcements.

Carol Osborne presents at the 2nd Annual Global Competition Law Forum in Japan

August 2016

Carol Osborne was invited to reprise her presentation on the Effects of most favoured nation clauses on competition at this year’s Kluwer Law Conference in Tokyo on 30 June.  Carol’s presentation was originally delivered on 21 April this year at the Hong Kong: 5th Annual Global Competition Law Summit, where she spoke about the theories of harm to competition associated with most favoured nations clauses as well as their potential benefits. She also discussed the empirical tools that are available to assist in the quantification of these effects. Her presentation can be accessed here.

Posted on August 16, 2016 and filed under Presentations.

New Zealand Commerce Commission’s review of Input Methodologies

August & September 2015

Greg Houston and Carol Osborne assisted New Zealand electricity lines and gas pipelines business, Powerco, in relation to the Commerce Commission’s review of its ‘input methodologies’ for setting price and revenue caps. In a report on the methodology for determining the regulatory WACC, we identified elements with the potential to improve the incentives on businesses for prudent and efficient decision-making. In a second, supplementary report, we responded to submissions by the Major Energy Users Group and Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand. These reports can be found here and here.

Posted on September 16, 2015 and filed under Reports.

Commerce Commission’s Proposed Framework for Chorus

May 2015

HoustonKemp was engaged by Chorus, the New Zealand telecommunication network owner, to provide advice in relation to the Commerce Commission’s framework for assessing whether an uplift should be applied to the WACC and/or price for Chorus’ unbundled cooper local loop services. We concluded that the Commission’s proposed framework did not give sufficient attention to the implications of its decision on investment incentives. Our report can be found here.

Posted on May 18, 2015 and filed under Reports.

The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries: Issues and Challenges

April 2015

HoustonKemp Senior Economist, Carol Osborne, spoke at “The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries: Issues and Challenges” conference in Singapore, which was hosted by ESSEC Business School, Sorbonne-ASSAS, and Concurrences. She presented a paper on The Role of ASEAN Guidelines on Competition Policy and the Economic Integration of the ASEAN Countries.  

The paper can be found here.

Posted on May 5, 2015 and filed under Presentations.

CCS Competition Economics Roundtable 2015

21 January, 2015

On Wednesday 21 January, Carol Osborne spoke at the Competition Commission of Singapore’s roundtable event on the topic of vertical restraints in regulated industries. Her presentation considered why regulatory arrangements may be more suitable than general competition laws for addressing anti-competitive vertical leveraging of market power in these industries, and the ways in which regulatory regimes address the risk of such conduct.  Click here to see Carol's presentation.

Posted on February 10, 2015 and filed under Presentations.