Biennial Conference

CUTS–CIRC Biennial Competition, Regulation and Development Conferences

5th Biennial Conference: “Fostering Innovation for Sustainable Development: Revisiting Intellectual Property Rights and Competition from the lens of Optimal Regulation”
The objective of the conference was to bring research and empirical evidence on two seemingly contentious policy and regulatory issues which are far from being settled: a) the interface between competition and intellectual property rights (IPRs); and b) the role of competition and regulation vis-à-vis disruptive technologies. Alongside this, the imperative scope of innovation, collaboration, partnership, knowledge sharing and optimal resource allocation between different stakeholders, private and public were discussed.

4th Biennial Conference: “Relevance of Competition & Regulatory Reforms in Pursuing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Developing Countries”
Nairobi, December 12-13, 2015
The conference objective was to highlight ways in competition and regulatory reforms can be used for achieving developmental objectives, especially some of the challenges that the post-2015 agenda presents - referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

3rd Biennial Conference: "Competition Reforms: Emerging Challenges in a Globalising World"
New Delhi, November 18-19, 2013
The conference was another attempt to forge convergence by putting on display different approaches for rationalising, formulating and evaluating economic regulation as well as defining stakeholder participation in such regulation.

2nd Biennial Conference: Reviewing the Global Experience with Economic Regulation – A Forward Looking Perspective
New Delhi, April 18-20, 2011
The aim of the conference was to stimulate research and thinking among governments and other segments of the policy community on the future agenda of regulatory reforms.


1st Biennial Conference: “Political Economy Constraints in Regulatory Regimes in Developing Countries”
New Delhi, March 22-24, 2007
The Symposium was organised to deliberate on research findings that emerged in the first cycle of the “Competition, Regulation and Development Research Forum (CDRF)” Project. Research papers focusing on political economy and governance constraints that developing countries face in implementing their competition and regulatory regimes were discussed at the symposium.