NERA Vice President Agustin Ros Completes Project with OECD 'Competition Team' in Mexico; Returns to Full-Time Consulting Position at NERA

17 August 2010

New York -- Dr. Agustin Ros has returned from a leave of absence to resume his work as a Vice President in NERA Economic Consulting’s global Antitrust and Energy, Environment, and Network Industries practices.

Dr. Ros took a leave of absence from the firm in 2008, when he was selected by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to co-lead a team of experts associated with Mexico's independent competition authority, the Federal Competition Commission (CFC). The team worked 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.

"We are proud of the valuable contribution Dr. Ros made to the OECD's important work in Mexico," said NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron. "We're also delighted that he is back with us full time, using his formidable expertise in economics, business, and regulation on behalf of NERA’s clients."

With particular expertise in the telecommunications industry, Dr. Ros has appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions and has submitted expert reports in the US at the state and federal levels, as well as before regulators in Mexico, Canada, Peru, Guatemala, China, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and the Bahamas. He has also consulted in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Panama, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, and the UK. Dr. Ros has consulted for US and international clients on topics such as price cap regulation, telecommunications cost modeling and efficiency studies, competition policy, investment appraisal and cash flow analyses, credit and bankruptcy risk analyses, and managerial and market strategy assessment.

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