Simple tariffs or simply anticompetitive? Ofgem's Retail Market Review and associated developments

17 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Professor Stephen Littlechild, Principal Research Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Commentator: Stuart Cook, Director - Head of Utility Strategy & Regulation, PwC

This lecture will critique the approach to mandating simpler tariffs contained in Ofgem’s Retail Market Review and elsewhere, exploring how these developments are likely to impact on competition in the energy and other sectors.

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 Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 3rd October and 21st November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the audience for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshme