Workshop 2022

23 - 24 September | Simpson Grierson, Auckland

On behalf of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand (CLPINZ), I am pleased to advise that the 33nd annual workshop will take place at Simpson Grierson in Auckland on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2022.

The keynote speaker for our workshop this year is Fiona Scott Morton, the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management.

Professor Scott Morton teaches in the areas of competitive strategy and antitrust economics. Her area of academic research is industrial organisation, with a focus on empirical studies of competition. Her current research centres on competition in healthcare markets and the economics of antitrust.

From 2011 – 12, Professor Scott Morton served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis (Chief Economist) at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She has been a senior consultant for Charles River Associates from 2006-2011 and 2013 – present.

Professor Scott Morton has published widely in some top Economics journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, The RAND Journal of Economics, The Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Industrial Organisation and Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

With the amendments to New Zealand’s section 36 coming into force in April 2023, Professor Scott Morton’s keynote address at this year’s CLPINZ workshop is on the highly topical subject of misuse of market power prosecutions, discussing matters such as case selection and the practical implications of moving to the new effects-based test.

The keynote will lead off a wide-ranging workshop, canvassing collaboration, regulation, unfair contracts, market studies, and mergers.

The full workshop programme can be found here and a link to register can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Kind regards,

Anna Ryan
Chair, Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand (CPLINZ)