Advanced Course: Advanced Methods in Regulatory Pricing and Industry Analysis
May 11 - 15, 2009
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Twenty-four infrastructure professionals from 12 nations learned to prepare for and perform price reviews, and develop economic incentives appropriate for utilities in small economies during the 2009 PURC/OOCUR Advanced Course: Advanced Methods in Regulatory Pricing and Industry Analysis. The week-long program utilized case studies, exercises, and presentations as participants shared their expertise while learning how to evaluate market competition and develop remedies for market failure, analyze financial statements for rate setting and evaluating sector performance, and create and evaluate benchmarking systems. In addition, they implemented local number portability schemes and evaluated merger proposals. They also developed innovative price structures, and formulated policies for increasing broadband penetration.
The week provided participants with new tools for performing their jobs more effectively - promoting improved performance in the energy, telecommunications/information technology, and water sectors. PURC professionals leading sessions included PURC Director Mark Jamison, PURC Director of Water Studies Sanford Berg, and PURC Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury.