Behavioural economics and regulatory and competition policy


  • 18/10/2012
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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 his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 20th September and 8th 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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In association with:The School of Social Sciences, City University London