A one day conference held at One Great George Street on 2 May.
An overview of the issues and first case study.
- Sonia Brown, VISA & RPI (chair)
- Luke Woodward, Gilbert and Tobin, Sydney, on systemic limitations to regulatory performance
- John Constable, GWPF, on renewable energy policy and regulation (slides)
Views from Central Government
- John Grady, Shepherd and Wedderburn (chair)
- Ed Humpherson, UK Statistics Authority, ‘Trust, Trustworthiness and the soft-power mode of regulation’ (slides)
- Tony Curzon-Price, BEIS, ‘Data: thinking about how we might regulate the public good monopoly that wants to stay private’
Case studies from the energy sector
- Paul Smith, PSR (ex CEO AEMC) (chair)
- Steve Smith, RPI and Lloyds Banking, on retail energy market regulation (slides)
- Eleanor Mack, Fingleton Associates, on the smart metering programme (slides)
Systemic regulatory risks and magical thinking vs realism in diagnosis and remediation: a panel discussion
- Stephen Kinnock, MP (chair)
- George Yarrow, RPI, on lessons from past systemic collapses
- John Temple Lang, Trinity College, Dublin, on the Brexit tangle (notes)
A one day conference held at One Great George Street on 3 May.
Very first principles: Concepts of fairness & regulating for disruptive change
- Tim Tutton, City University (chair)
- George Yarrow, RPI (slides)
- Bridget Rosewell, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency & Indepen (slides)
How well is competition policy and law coping with its challenges?
- Peter Freeman, CAT (chair)
- William Allen, CAT (slides)
- Nicola Mazzarotto, KPMG
Assessing regulatory adaptation: energy, financial services and life sciences.
- Sonia Brown, Visa Europe & RPI (chair)
- Steve Smith, Lloyds Banking Group & RPI (slides)
- Bernd Halling, Bayer AG
Implications of sustained disruption in the communications sector.
Governance arrangements for major infrastructure decisions and projects
- David Gray, GEMA (chair)
- Bridget Rosewell, NIC
- Richard Price, UKRN slides
Market governance: competition policies and business conduct regulation
Governance of devolved regulation: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Network governance in changing circumstances
The purposes and functions of independent economic regulation
The role of regulation in facilitating efficient investment
Regulatory challenges in the financial sector
- Steve Smith (chair)
- Andrea Coscelli, CMA slides
- Hannah Nixon, PSR
- Professor Paul Grout, University of Bristol slides
Regulators and the interests of consumers
- Alex Chisholm (chair) slides
- Claudio Pollack, Ofcom
- Tony Cocker, E.ON
- Richard Lloyd, Which?
- George Yarrow (chair)
- David Gray, GEMA slides
- Peter Freeman, CAT speech
- Vince Cable, Secretary of State at BIS
Size, scope and structure of relevant institutions' issues
- Gordon Downie, Shepherd and Wedderburn (chair) slides
- Sue Begg, New Zealand Competition Commission slides
- Mart Ots, Estonian Competition Authority slides
Interpreting and implementing 'promotion of competition' objectives
- Suyong Kim, Hogan Lovells LLP (chair)
- Scott Hempling, Georgetown University speech
- Steve Smith, Lloyds Banking Group speech
- Roger Witcomb, CMA Panel Chair
Cross sector experiences and coordination issues
Departments, regulators and regulated businesses: how stable can the domain of delegated, independent regulators be?
Cross-country experiences: what works and what doesn’t?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?: The institutional architecture of delegated regulation and its checks and Balances
Is it possible to serve more than one master?: regulatory issues when there are multiple supervisory mechanisms
This conference was held in March 2010 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, in partnership with the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. The event was sponsored by Hogan & Hartson, Lovells LLP and Oxera. Programme
- Prof Catherine Waddams, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, UEA (chair>
- Why competition? 250 years of learning and forgetting in political economy, Prof George Yarrow, RPI (slides)
- Supervision of competitive and regulatory processes: the role of legal frameworks, Peter Freeman, Competition Commission (paper)
- Prof George Yarrow, RPI (chair)
- Competition and consumer protection issues in retail energy markets, Prof Catherine Waddams, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, UEA (slides)
- The role of competition in telecoms and retail banking markets, Fod Barnes, Oxera, telecoms (slides) & Dr Helen Jenkins, Oxera, banking (slides)
- John Pheasant, Hogan & Hartson, Lovells LLP (chair)
- US perspectives on the role of Antitrust policy: Competition policy in distressed industries, Prof Carl Shapiro, US. Dept. of Justice (paper)
- The role of competition policy in the EU, Damien Neven, DG Competition, European Commission
- Prof Catherine Waddams, ESRC UK competition law - 10 years onCentre for Competition Policy, UEA (chair>
- The next decade: ensuring that competitive markets continue to deliver good outcomes for UK consumers and the economy, John Fingleton, Office of Fair Trading
- UK competition law - 10 years on, Prof Sir John Vickers, Univerity of Oxford (slides)