The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. Now in their twentieth year, 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 16th September and 4th 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 floor for further discussion. Each lecture
will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.
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16th September 2010 Beesley Lecture: Where next for utility regulation? A comparative analysis
Speaker: Professor George Yarrow, Chairman, Regulatory Policy Institute
Respondent: Tom Winsor, Partner and Global Head of Railway Practice, White & Case
23rd September 2010 Beesley Lecture: Innovation in the broadcasting industry: stifled by regulation?
Speaker: Irwin Stelzer, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Respondent: Rt Hon James Purnell, Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
30th September 2010 Beesley Lecture: What’s wrong with carbon trading
Speaker: Henry Derwent, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association
Respondent: Paul Dawson, Head of Market Design Regulatory Affairs, RWE Group
7th October 2010 Beesley Lecture: Public restrictions on competition
Speaker: John Fingleton, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Fair Trading
Respondent: Lord David Currie, Chairman, International Centre for Financial Regulation
14th October 2010 Beesley Lecture: Government intervention and moral hazard: the implications for financial services regulation
Speaker: Clare Spottiswoode, Member, The Future of Banking Commission
Respondent: Derek Scott, Advisory Boards Member, Vestra Wealth LLP
21st October 2010 Beesley Lecture: Delivering security of supply: how can the market meet Britain’s energy needs?
Speaker: Alistair Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer, Ofgem
Respondent: Professor Stephen Littlechild, Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
28th October 2010 Beesley Lecture: Regulating a state-owned company: can we create the right incentives?
Speaker: Chris Bolt, PPP Arbiter
Respondent: Richard Gillingwater, Dean, Cass Business School
4th November 2010 Beesley Lecture: RPI-X@20: is price regulation still fit for purpose?
Speaker: Steve Smith, Senior Partner, Local Grids and RPI-X@20, Ofgem
Respondent: Regina Finn, Chief Executive, Ofwat