26 July 2017
High Level Panel on the Impact of Key Legislation
RBB partner Patrick Smith was invited to address the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation, at a round-table with business stakeholders, held in Johannesburg on 26 July 2017. Patrick gave an initial presentation on the efficient design and implementation of micro-economic policy, focussed particularly on the impact of competition policy and regulation on prices, output and employment, within the context of a wider policy debate on addressing inequality, poverty and unemployment. Patrick then participated in a wide ranging discussion that included the impact of existing and putative competition policy instruments on large and small firms and consumers, and the efficient design and delivery of government interventions.