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Applying Cost-Benefit Appraisal to the NBN


From: Wednesday April 4, 2012, 12:15 pm

To: Wednesday April 4, 2012, 2:00 pm

Presenter:  Professor Henry Ergas Date: 4 April 2012 Topic: Applying Cost-Benefit Appraisal to the NBN On 4th April 2012, Professor Henry Ergas presented his paper 'Applying Cost-Benefit Appraisal to the NBN' Abstract:  This presentation set out a cost-benefit appraisal of the National Broadband Network and discusses some of the issues inherent in analysing projects of this kind [presentation below] Henry Ergas is Senior Economic Adviser, Deloitte, and inaugural Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. From 1978 to 1993 Henry was at the OECD in Paris where amongst other roles he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment and was Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department. He has taught at a wide range of universities, including the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique in Paris (1980-1990), the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard (1994-1995) and Monash University in Melbourne (1988-1990). He chaired the Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Review undertaken by the Howard government in 1999-2001, and was a member of the Export Infrastructure Review in 2005. Henry is a lay member of the New Zealand High Court and a columnist for The Australian. NBN and CBA April 2012



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