Consumer Involvement in Network Industries’ Regulation

This issue of Network Industries Quarterly focuses on the question of consumer involvement in the regulation of the network industries, a topic we have not addressed so far. The issue features four unique contributions, all especially written for this issue. They are based on presentations made by the four authors during the ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference 2013 held in Brisbane on July 25th and 26th 2013, and whose special focus was precisely on “Consumer involvement and pricing”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for having organized such an interesting conference and the authors for having agreed to write up their presentations for this newsletter.