UQ economist joins respected economic regulator board

14 Apr 2016

UQ School of Economics’ Professor Flavio Menezes has been appointed the new Deputy Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) board.

Professor Menezes will serve a three-year term alongside current QCA Chair, Professor Roy Green from the University of Technology Sydney.

The QCA is the state’s independent economic regulator, working to prevent abuses of power such as unfair pricing in leading Queensland businesses. The regulator also promotes competition, efficiency and growth in the Queensland economy.

Professor Menezes joined the UQ School of Economics as a Professor of Economics in 2006, and served as the Head of School from January 2009 to January 2015.

In addition to his professorial duties, he is President of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), a member of several editorial boards and associate editor of a number of international journals.

Professor Menezes specialises in regulation and competition, incentives and market design. He is regarded as Australia’s leading auction expert.

He has a rich consulting background both in Australia and overseas, and has advised governments and regulatory bodies on a range of issues, including mergers, market design, and regulatory and competition issues in defence, energy, banking, health, transport and telecommunications.