Privatisation, economic regulation and competition in utilities: have we got the balance right?

14 November 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Professor Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy, University of East Anglia

Commentator: Steve Smith, Retail Competition & Regulatory Strategy Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Regulation has mutated, but into what: an ungainly monster or a beautiful butterfly? This wide-ranging lecture will put contemporary thinking in regulation under the microscope – examining how and why regulation, originally envisaged as an alternative to or stepping stone towards competition, has evolved to date, and questioning whether we have got the balance right?

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