PURC Advanced Course on Regulatory Economics and Process: Interconnection, Pricing and Competition
April 2 - 13, 2007
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Regulatory staff of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of Thailand traveled to Gainesville, Florida to study advanced methods for analyzing market competition and interconnection costs. They examined cases in establishing competition policies, adapting regulation to fit market competition, developing and defending interconnection cost models, resolving disputes, and rebalancing retail prices. The participants also engaged in strategic analyses of the political, technological, and economic environment of regulation during the two-week advanced course.
Led by PURC Director Mark Jamison, course faculty included ten leading international experts in regulation, competition policy, cost modeling, dispute resolution, accounting and finance, and market reform.
In attendance were 31 staff. In addition to this course, PURC specifically designed for the NTC a basic course in radio spectrum planning and management in August 2007, and a follow-up course in September 2007.