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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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