NERA Vice President Agustin Ros to Join OECD 'Competition Team' in Mexico

13 October 2008

13 October/New York -- NERA Economic Consulting congratulates Dr. Agustin Ros on his selection by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to co-lead a team of experts associated with Mexico's independent competition authority, the Federal Competition Commission (CFC).

The team will work with the Chairman of the CFC to develop proposals to eliminate unnecessary restrictions of competition in laws and regulations in many different sectors, as part of a high-level effort to develop new policies to increase the competitiveness of the Mexican economy. Dr. Ros, a Vice President in NERA's Energy, Environment, and Network Industries Practice, will be taking a leave of absence from the firm to take part in this important initiative. He will provide economic advice for the project, while his co-leader of the Competition Team, Craig Conrath, will provide competition policy analysis. Mr. Conrath has been a senior litigator at the US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

"We are pleased that the OECD has selected Dr. Ros to play a key role in an initiative that has such far-reaching implications for the Mexican economy," said NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron. "The OECD's decision certainly reflects confidence in Dr. Ros's capabilities, and highlights the caliber of the economics practiced at NERA."

Dr. Ros and the rest of the competition team will work with the OECD to develop reform proposals utilizing international best practices. The project's initial time period runs through the end of 2009 and, depending on the initial results, may be extended through 2011.

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