The IEA is delighted to announce the 2010 Beesley Lectures

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: [email protected]: is price regulation still fit for purpose?


Speaker: Steve Smith, Senior Partner, Local Grids and [email protected], Ofgem


Respondent: Regina Finn, Chief Executive, Ofwat







Time:

  • 04/11/2010