Towards a more efficient rail sector: the role of the ORR

1 November 2012, 6.30pm
Institute of Director, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2012 Beesley Lectures

Speaker: Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Rail Regulation

Chair and Commentator: Adrian Shooter, Former Chairman, Chiltern Railways

Following the McNulty report, the rail industry is under increased pressure to improve efficiency. This lecture will cover ways of making the railways more self-sustaining, evaluating to what extent rail can learn from other regulated sectors, and examine whether it needs to be so different.

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 his death in 1999.