Regulatory Reform Lessons from the Land Down Under

A Conversation with Warren Mundy

On May 7, 2015 the GW Regulatory Studies Center hosted Australian Productivity Commissioner Warren Mundy to discuss "Regulatory Reform Lessons from the Land Down Under."  Commissioner Mundy shared his experiences on regulatory reform in Australia - what has worked, what hasn't, and what challenges remain. In this interactive forum, we explored what lessons the U.S. can draw from Australia's experience.

Warren Mundy has served as Commissioner with the Australian Productivity Commission since December 2010 and is also the Australian Competitive Neutrality Complaints Commissioner. He has worked on a range of studies and inquiries including being the Presiding Commissioner on the Commission's work on Local Government as a Regulator, Regulator Engagement with Small Business, Business Setups and Closures, and Access to Civil Justice. Dr. Mundy has had distinguished private sector career in the infrastructure sector and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was Deputy Chair of Airservices Australia, Australia's air traffic control agency for almost five years. He is currently a director of the Sydney Desalination Plant.

His PhD is in economics from Kings College Cambridge. He has undergraduate qualifications in statistics, a Master of Environmental Law from the Australian National University and post graduate qualifications in corporate finance and corporate governance.