Restructuring competition policy: what is the best institutional model?


  • 29/09/2011
Speaker: Peter Freeman CBE QC, Former Chairman, Competition Commission
Chair and Respondent: Catherine Waddams, Founding Director, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia

Different options for a reformed competition policy framework in the UK are currently being consulted on, as the existing system is called into question. This lecture will examine the drawbacks of the current two-body system and discuss how a single body approach would work.

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 22nd September and 10th 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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