Senior Lecturer, Economics Dept; Senior Fellow, Law, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
Rhonda Smith holds the degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. She teaches graduate and under graduate subjects in the Economics Department and also teaches in the Competition Law Masters program in the Law School. She is a former ACCC commissioner and is presently a member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal and until recently was a lay member of the High Court of New Zealand. She provides economic advice in relation to competition issues and has acted as an expert witness in a number of competition cases.
More competition in the delivery of human services, as recommended by the Harper Inquiry, is likely to increase the variety of services available, the reduce the price of services and may encourage innovation. However,...