The Beesley Lectures


  • 12/11/2009
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The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering the regulated industries in the UK. Now in their nineteenth year, the lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who founded the series in 1991 and organized them until his death in 1999. He was a leading architect of the British system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Each evening will begin at the Institute of Directors at 6.30pm. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will give a one hour lecture 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 refreshments.

Lecture One

Thursday 24th September 2009:

‘What is the role of Public Service Broadcasting in the digital age?’

Lecture Two

Thursday 1st October 2009:

‘Promoting innovation in the electricity industry’

Lecture Three

Thursday 8th October 2009:

‘Competition and innovation in the water industry’

Lecture Four

Thursday 15th October 2009:

‘The significance of economic evidence in competition cases’

Lecture Five

Thursday 22nd October 2009:

‘Financial markets and financeability: recent developments for utility regulation’

Lecture Six

Thursday 29th October 2009:

‘A nuclear future? UK government policy and the role of the market’

Lecture Seven

Thursday 5th November 2009:

‘The development of competition in the UK airport market’

Lecture Eight

Thursday 12th November 2009:

‘Regulating banking as a utility’