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 ofEconomic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until