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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Has the privatisation experiment been a success with 30 years of evidence?

20 November 2019

Chair:
Dr Tony Balance, Director of Strategy and Regulation, Severn Trent Water Ltd.
Contributions from
Morgan Wild, Senior Policy Researcher at Citizens Advice
Tom Kibasi, Director of Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and Chair of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

18:00 for 18:30 start.
Drinks & canapés to follow.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Oxford Conference

17-18 September 2019

Key note contribution:
James Richardson, Chief Economist at the National Infrastructure Commission and Jonathan Brearley, Executive Director of Systems and Networks, Ofgem.


Lord David Currie will give the Zeeman Lecture “The topology of regulation: reflections on two decades as a regulator”

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Will big data disrupt infrastructure?

3 July 2019

Chair:
Steve Smith, Lloyds Banking Group

Contributions from:
Laura Sandys, Challenging Ideas
Sian Jones, Xoserve
Phil Jones, Northern Powergrid

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Annual Westminster Conference

The new social licence to operate - is this needed and what could it be?

2 May 2019

Our Westminster Conference brought these themes together to examine the central question of the new social licence to operate. The conference included contributions from international experience as well as policy makers, regulated companies and advisors across the utility sector

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Edinburgh Seminar

18 March 2019

Delivered by:
Kersti Berge, Director for Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government.

with remarks from Professor George Yarrow, Chairman Emeritus and founder, RPI

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Investing in utility networks with less reliance on markets and more uncertainty: how do we deliver security and efficiency?

22 January 2019

Chair:
Dr Tony Ballance, Director of Strategy and Regulation, Severn Trent Water

Contributions from:
Jason Mann, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting;
Emily Clark, Chief Economist, BT Group;
Lewis Dale, National Grid

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Aligning public ownership with customer interests. Is this as easy as it sounds?

28 November 2018

Chair:
Ed Humpherson (UK Statistics Authority)

Contributions from:
Siobhan Carty, ORR;
David Black, Ofwat; and
Jason Dorsett, Chief Finance Officer, Oxford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

The discovery, assessment and use of evidence in regulatory and competition law decision making

24-25 September 2018

This year’s conference had a single theme: the use of evidence in decisions taken by regulatory agencies and competition law enforcement bodies. It is motivated by an apparent paradox. We likely have greater detailed knowledge that ever before about the cognitive processes at work in decision making, at each of …

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulation and public interest ourcomes in energy and water: moving beyond compliance and towards a sustainable 'licence to operate' for a disrupted world'

29 June 2018

Delivered by:
Sharon Darcy, Director, Sustainability First

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Annual Westminster Conference

Regulatory Pathologies: Diagnosis and Remediation

2 May 2018

Based on accumulated knowledge and experience, the conference examined the features of a number of the major pathologies that can have adverse effects on the functioning of regulatory processes, including the signs, causes, and potential means of remediation of recurring malfunctions.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Customer engagement and regulation: where next?

6 November 2017

A roundtable discussion with contributions from:
Professor Robert Hahn, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford;
Cathryn Ross, Ofwat;
Tony Ballance, Severn Trent Water;
Maxine Frerk, Grid Edge Policy

We were very grateful to Hogan Lovells for hosting this seminar

Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

In a period of great disturbance and volatility

26-27 September 2017

This year's conference occurred in a period of great disturbance and volatility that poses multiple challenges, not only to the ways in which competition and regulatory policies are conducted, but also, more fundamentally, to the aims, principles, and institutional structures that have characterised these policies over recent decades.

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Annual Westminster Conference

Too busy to think

3 May 2017

The general theme of the day was an examination of the ways in which the conduct of public policy can become disordered over time.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Alternative wider European structures of cooperation

1 February 2017

Lord David Owen and discussant: Jonathan Faull

We were very grateful to Hogan Lovells for hosting this seminar

Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

The evolution of UK regulatory policy in retrospect: What has worked well? What hasn't? What can be learned from experience?

12-13 September 2016

The 25th Anniversary Conference was an extended discussion and assessment of the policy record. Sponsored by Linklaters.

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Annual Westminster Conference

Issues in market and regulatory governance

27 April 2016

The gathering took a broad look at market and regulatory governance issues, and the focus was on the institutional arrangements for the making of relevant decisions rather than on any particular decisions that have or might be taken.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Symposium

7-8 September 2015

The 2015 conference was convened as a symposium with fewer platform presentations and more time for discussion of thorny issues. Each presentation focussed on the relevant topic, followed first by comments and thoughts from each member of a small platform panel, convened from conference participants, and then by extended discussion …

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulating the pensions market: theory and practice

1 September 2015

Steve Webb, formerly Pensions Minister

Annual Westminster Conference

Regulation of markets and networks in the UK: the state of play in a period of economic and political insecurity

23 April 2015

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

The 'politics of markets' and other issues in a pre-election Year

8-9 September 2014

As always, the programme sought to promote the exchange of insights across traditional intellectual and professional boundaries (e.g. economic/legal) and among different groups involved or interested in regulatory processes (regulators, regulates, academics, advisors, policymakers, etc.)

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Annual Westminster Conference

Coherence and stability in regulatory practice

25 April 2014

The 2014 Westminster conference provided an opportunity for a sustained examination of the related challenges of securing coherence and stability in the conduct of regulatory policy, from economic, legal and political perspectives.

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Annual Westminster Conference

The future of independent regulation

26 April 2013

This one day conference in London examined the performance of independent regulatory agencies and assessing the factors that appear to have significant effects on regulatory conduct, in order to draw out implications for the future evolution of independent regulation.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Decision making in the policy arena

10-11 September 2012

Held in conjunction with the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy, City University, London, this conference examined decision-making in the regulatory and competition policy arena, with sessions focussed on aspects of decision-making by the various parties involved: consumers, companies, regulators, and politicians.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Trade-offs between complexity and simplicity in competition and regulatory policy

12-13 September 2011

The RPI 20th anniversary conference.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Reflections on the Government review of Ofwat

1 March 2011

David Gray Lead Reviewer, Ofwat

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Challenges to existing regulatory structures and paradigms

13-14 September 2010

This conference considered the consequences of potentially more prescriptive regulatory policy in the context of perceived regulatory and market failures.

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Annual Westminster Conference

The role of competition in public policy

8 March 2010

In partnership with the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy UEA and sponsored by Hogan Lovells and Oxera.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Competition as an objective and an instrument of public policy

7-8 September 2009

The conference considered the perceived challenges arising from integrating competition with other policy objectives.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Innovation and adaptation in competition and regulatory policies

15-16 September 2008

The general theme of this conference was major challenges at the competition/regulation boundaries arising from technological change and from environmental policy pressures.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Competition policy in regulated sectors

2-3 July 2007

The 2007 conference focussed on competition issues in markets that are, in one way or another, heavily influenced by sector-specific regulation.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

At Harris Manchester College

11-12 July 2005

Programme not available.

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

At Merton College, Oxford

1-2 September 2004

Programme not available

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Annual Competition and Regulation Conference

Mock trial testing the cartel offence under the Enterprise Act

15-16 July 2003

Mr Justice Swift presiding;, Thomas Sharpe QC and Matthew Cook for the defence; Peter Roth QC and Clair Dobbin, prosecuting counsel.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulation and Competition in the European Power Market

25 April 2003

Mr Bruno Lescoeur, Director, Generation & Trading, Electricité de France & Former Chairman, London Electricity

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The Competition Appeal Tribunal: The Enterprise Act, the Communications Bill, and EC modernisation

7 March 2003

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, President, Competition Appeals Tribunal

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Independent Economic Regulation in the New Railway World

3 July 2002

Mr Tom Winsor, The Rail Regulator

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Better Regulation: Process and Substance

19 April 2002

Mr Philip Fletcher, Director General of Water Services (Ofwat)

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

N/A

11 January 2002

Ms Patricia Hodgson CBE, Chief Executive, Independent Television Commission

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

US v Microsoft and its implications for competition policy

7 December 2001

Mr John Frank, Assoicate General Counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft.

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The Regulation of radioactive waste in the UK: A way forward?

26 October 2001

A roundtable discussion led by Professor George Yarrow, Professor Paul Grout and Dr David Slater, Chairman RPI Environmental Unit.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The role of competition in financial services regulation

27 April 2001

Mr Andrew Whittaker, General Counsel, Financial Services Authority

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The role of Appeal Tribunals under the Competition Act

16 March 2001

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, President, Competition Appeals Tribunal

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulating pensions: Does it kill or cure? Europe waits

26 January 2001

Mr John Hayes CBEMr John Hayes CBE, Chairman, Occupational Pensions Authority

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Is there an end game for regulation with competitive markets

24 November 2000

Mike Alexander, Managing Director, British Gas

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Deregulation in China

24 November 2000

Professor Fan Gang, China State Council

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The role of economic regulation in infrastructure industries: the case of airports and airspace

27 October 2000

Mr Douglas Andrew

Occasional seminars and conferences

Regulating network utilities in the EU

3 July 2000

International conference held at Nuffield College, Oxford, and Maison Français, Oxford, chaired by Paul Champsaur, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE)

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The architecture of the internet and its implications

16 June 2000

Dr David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Achieving efficient long term investment in the water industry

14 April 2000

Ian Byatt, Director General, Office of Water Services

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The regulatory environment in the new millenium

17 March 2000

Howard Davies, Chairman, Financial Services Authority

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The Competition Act 1998 and the modernisation of EC competition law

18 February 2000

Professor Richard Whish, King's College, London

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

New challenges in regulation

29 January 1999

Derek Morris Chairman, Monopolies and Mergers Commission

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

New market arrangements in gas

20 November 1998

Sean Day, Ofgas.

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Tackling global warming: Market instruments or regulatory solutions

2 October 1998

Paul Portnoy, President, US think tank Resources for the Future, and David Slater CB former Chief Inspector, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution.


Irwin Stelzer, Director, American Enterprise Institute (Discussant); George Yarrow, RPI (chair)

Seminar sponsored by Enron, Kerr McGee Oil (UK) plc and SEEBOARD.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulatory reform and deregulation

15 May 1998

Mark Addison, Director of the Better Regulation Unit.

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Utilities regulation

3 April 1998

Mr R Giordano, Chairman, British Gas

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Developments in competition policy

20 March 1998

Lord Gordon Borrie, former Director of Fair Trading.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Australia's competition policy reforms

16 February 1998

Professor Allan Fels, Head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulation, innovation and politics in pharmaceutical research

26 November 1997

Dr Chris Towler, Director, International and Manufacturing Regulatory Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The future of retail financial services regulation

8 November 1996

Colette Bowe, Chief Executive, Personal Investment Authority

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

New challenges in competition policy

27 September 1996

John Bridgeman, Director General of Fair Trading

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Occasional seminars and conferences

Regulatory risk and the cost of capital in the utilities

16 July 1996

A half day conference concluding the Leverhulme Trust sponsored project providing dissemination of results and presentations by regulatory officials from the utilities sector.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Tthe virtues and vices of broadcasting regulation

8 November 1995

Roger Laughton, Chief Executive, Meridian Broadcasting

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The reform of UK competition and regulatory policies: Roundtable discussion

21 July 1995

Chaired by Peter Freeman, Simmons and Simmons, with George Yarrow, discussant.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Pharmaceutical regulation

24 February 1995

Fernand Sauer, Executive Director, European Agency for the Evaluation of Medical Products

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Issues in gas regulation

12 January 1995

Clare Spottiswoode, Director General, Ofgas

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Power sector reform in the USA

6 December 1994

Dr Irwin Stelzer, Director of Regulatory Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Contributors

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The Electricity Distribution Review

28 October 1994

Jim Ellis Chief Executive, SEEBOARD

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Developments in electricity regulation

8 July 1994

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Rail regulation

13 May 1994

John Swift QC, Rail Regulator Designate

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Evaluating the regulators

25 March 1994

Sir Christopher Foster, Coopers & Lybrand

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The regulation of drug development in the European Community: Now and towards the 21st century

25 February 1994

Dr David Jefferys, Medicines Control Agency

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Current European developments in the regulation of aviation and shipping

28 January 1994

John Steele, Prisma Transport Consultants, and formerly Director-General of Transport, European Commission

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

A revolution in the public sector

7 January 1994

The Rt Hon. Michael Portillo M.P., Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulating telecoms market developments: Competitors' perspectives

5 October 1993

Maev Sullivan, Mercury Communications and Martin Taschdjian, US West

Occasional seminars and conferences

Energy and Environment Regulation

13 September 1993

International workshop held over 5 days at Hertford College, Oxford

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Competition, monopoly and regulation in the electricity industry

2 July 1993

Stephen Littlechild, Director General of Electricity Supply

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

How regulation works: BT's experience

7 May 1993

Jonathan Rickford, Director, Government Relations, British Telecom

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The demonopolisation of EC competition law?

2 April 1993

Christopher Jones, DGIV, European Commission

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The limits to environmental regulation

19 March 1993

Professor Malcolm Grant, Professor of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Energy regulation: More changes ahead?

14 December 1992

Roundtable discussion

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulation in the new structure of the rail industry

20 November 1992

John Palmer, Special Adviser to the Chairman, British Rail

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

UK competition policy: Future developments

18 September 1992

Dr Martin Howe, Office of Fair Trading

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Regulation of the water industry: Issues in, and management of, the First Periodic Review of Price Limits

29 May 1992

Ian Byatt Director General of Water Services

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

The evolution of financial services regulation

27 March 1992

Sir Kenneth Berrill former chairman of the Securities and Investment Board.

Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Whither gas regulation?

7 February 1992

Round table discussion with Peter Adams, Nigel Shaw, George Yarrow and others.

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Hertford Seminar in Regulation

Is the Common Market a Free Market

29 November 1991

Michel Waelbroeck, Professor of Law, University of Brussels

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