How to contact us

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

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7684
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7366

Email: a.tinnams@lse.ac.uk|

Course outline

LSE Short Course on Regulation is a 5-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:

DAY 1

  • Introduction
  • Why regulate?
  • What is good regulation?
  • Explaining regulation
  • How regulation fails - unintended effects
  • Current issues in water regulation

DAY 2

  • Techniques of regulation (a): commands and alternatives
  • Techniques of regulation (b): rules and standards
  • The European dimension I
  • The European dimension II
  • Utilities regulation and Europe
  • The re-regulation of electricity markets

DAY 3

  • Risk regulation regimes: what are they and why do they vary?
  • Risk management
  • Cost-benefit testing and regulation
  • Working group session 1: cost-benefit testing
  • Utilities regulation - regulatory goals and instruments
  • Regulating monopolies - price capping

DAY 4

  • Measuring efficiency - benchmarking, yardsticking and quality
  • Regulating access to networks
  • Regulation in 'competitive' sectors - the cases of telecommunications and energy supply
  • Regulation and competition law
  • The future of utilities regulation

DAY 5

  • Working group session 2: accountability
  • Regulatory competition
  • Regulation and the judges
  • Reforms and prospects
  • Franchising

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

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