The Regulatory Policy Institute Research Group

Hertford Seminars: George Yarrow

The Institute today announces that we will be hosting another of our Hertford Seminars, given by Professor George Yarrow, entitled: ‘The destructive persistence of the Nirvana Fallacy in public policy and debate’. This Hertford Seminar is a revised presentation of the Zeeman Lecture that was due to be given at our Annual Competition and Regulation Conference 2023. The lead illustration of the argument concerns the governance of publicly owned enterprises, from Herbert Morrison’s early articulation of the arm’s length principle in the 1930s through to the present day.

The seminar will be held at the National Liberal Club, in the Lady Violet Room on the Tuesday, 19th March. Arrival time is from 5pm for a 5:30pm prompt start and the session will close at approximately 6:30pm. Guests are invited to stay for a complimentary glass of wine to conclude the event.

This event is invite only, with prioritised spaces for those who attended our 2023 Annual Competition and Regulation Conference. If you attended the conference and wish to attend and haven’t received an invitation, please email seminars@rpieurope.org for further details. 

Below you can find an embedded copy of the materials from the talk, or for a direct download click the button below.

(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons – Edwardx, link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:National_Liberal_Club,_London,_August_2016_33.jpg)

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