Behavioural economics and regulatory and competition policy

18 October 2012, 6.30pm
Institute of Director, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2012 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Steffen Huck, Professor of Economics, University College London

Commentator: Amelia Fletcher, Chief Economist, OFT

Chair: Xeni Dassiou, Director, Centre for Competition & Regulatory Policy, City University London

Will behavioural economics significantly impact regulatory and competition policy? This lecture will examine what biases in consumer behaviour mean for competition and market outcomes, and how behavioural economics might be applied to the behaviour of companies and dictate changes to regulation.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of