How to contact us

For further information about this course, please contact the course administrator, Miss Amanda Tinnams:

 

Email: a.tinnams@lse.ac.uk

Course outline

LSE Short Course on Regulation is a five-day course running Monday to Friday from 9:30   16:30.  The coverage of the course encompasses a wide range of regulatory and related topics which, subject to academic confirmation for each course delivery, may be distributed throughout the course week as follows:

PART 1: JUSTIFYING REGULATION AND REGULATORY METHODS

  • Why regulate?
  • Regulatory strategies: commands and alternatives.

PART 2: ENFORCEMENT

  • When to enforce.
  • Enforcement strategies.

PART 3: NETWORK REGULATION

  • Utilities regulation – an introduction.
  • Price capping, structural regulation and regulating monopolies.
  • How price caps are set and reset.
  • Measuring efficiency.
  • Regulation and competition law.

PART 4: SUPRANATIONAL ISSUES IN REGULATION

  • Regulatory networks.
  • Regulating access to networks
  • Regulation across states: learning from international experience.
  • The European dimension.
  • Regulation and competition: using markets to achieve objectives.

PART 5: REGULATORY QUALITY

  • What is good regulation?
  • Explaining regulation.

PART 6: LESS RESTRICTIVE STRATEGIES

  • Nudge methods.

PART 7: REGULATION AND RISK

  • Risk regulation – an introduction.
  • Risk based regulation.
  • Risk regulation regimes: explaining variety.
  • Regulating lower-level risks.

PART 8: IMPACT ANALYSIS AND ECONOMIC APPROACHES

  • Cost-benefit testing and regulation.
  • How can behavioural economics be used in regulation?

PART 9: RULES AND RESPONSIVENESS

  • Responsive regulation.
  • Rules and standards.
  • Water sector regulation lessons from the UK and elsewhere.
  • Transparency and participation in regulatory decision-making.

PART 10: CHANGE AND THE FUTURE OF REGULATION

  • Managing regulatory change.
  • Emissions trading.
  • Franchising.
  • Is better regulation smarter regulation?

Final course schedule, with sequenced topical coverage, will be distributed among confirmed course participants closer to and ahead of the course start date. 

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