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26th Colin Clark Memorial Lecture - UQ

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26th Colin Clark Memorial Lecture

Professor Leslie M. Marx

This premier breakfast event is a fantastic opportunity for you to listen to an expert economist in the field of collusion, spend time with colleagues outside the workplace and network with academics, government and industry professionals.

Lecture Synopsis

Many manufacturers require large numbers of inputs to produce their products. For example, Coca Cola purchases, among other things, liquid CO₂, artificial sweetener, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, vitamin C, cardboard boxes, and freight shipping. Unfortunately, price fixing conspiracies in every one of these products caused Coca Cola to pay too much for those inputs.

What can a buyer do to defend itself in this situation?

Strategies involve identifying vulnerable markets, carefully designing procurement strategies, and being attentive to the legal environment so that, should the worst happen, the buyer is in a position to recover damages.

This talk will discuss examples of collusive conduct among suppliers and strategies that buyers can use in defense.

About the Memorial Lecture

The Colin Clark Memorial Lecture is held each year to recognise Dr Colin Clark’s outstanding contribution to the field of economics. Dr Colin Clark was a UQ Economics academic whose work on national income accounting was fundamentally important to the development of macroeconomics and to the approach of John Maynard Keynes. Dr Clark's greatest contribution to economics was his pioneering role in the construction of national accounts.

Please note: This year the UQ School of Economics will be hosting a breakfast lecture event (starting at 8:00am), rather our previous lunchtime event.

Date:            Tuesday, 26th July 2016

Time:            8:00am, finish by 10:00am

Location:     River Room, Customs House, 299 Queen St, Brisbane

Cost:            $40 Individual Ticket    |    $370 Group Booking (Table of 10)

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Date

From: Tuesday July 26, 2016, 8:00 am

To: Tuesday July 26, 2016, 10:00 am

Venue

River Room, Customs House

399 Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4001


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