2014 Lunchtime Seminar Series

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Controversy and Collaboration: Some Thoughts on the Predicament of Public Policy
Associate Professor Vishaal Kishore

526a8d40d9b911e592b8373d1914f24c_inset_imageDr Kishore is Director of the Office of the Secretary at the Victorian Department of Health, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s School of Government. He has previously been director for government strategy within Ernst & Young’s consulting practice; a senior associate and solicitor at Freehills and Mallesons Stephen Jaques; and has served as Associate (Clerk) to the Honourable Justice Gray of the Federal Court of Australia. He has held academic and research fellowships at Harvard University and Brown University in the United States, and Monash University in Australia. Vishaal holds degrees from the University of Melbourne, and a doctorate from Harvard Law School where his work focused on the intersection of law, political economy and socio-political theory. He is the author of Ricardo’s Gauntlet: Economic Fiction and the Case for Free Trade, which will be released by Anthem Press later this year.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Price Transparency in Australian Petrol Markets: The Role of IT in Strengthening Market Competitiveness  Professor Caron Beaton-Wells

256ebe60d9b911e58abf39cf670c688d_inset_imageCaron Beaton-Wells is a Professor specialising in competition law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of the University’s Competition Law and Economics Network. Her research and teaching focuses on anti-cartel law and enforcement. She is a member of several national and international editorial and advisory boards, has consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, SSNED and the New Zealand Government, is a non-governmental advisor to the ICN and the Law School’s representative on UNCTAD’s Research Partnership Platform.