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Top economist appointed to senior role with Australia's competition watchdog

By Ryan Cropp and James Panichi
  • 09 Apr 2024 13:30
  • 09 Apr 2024 07:55
A top Australian academic economist will be appointed to one of the most senior roles at the country’s competition watchdog as part of a broader effort to bolster the agency’s economic expertise, according to a key government minister.
In a speech on Wednesday outlining major changes to Australia’s merger review

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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