The LSE Short Course in Regulation is an executive training programme. It will provide you with strategies to lower your costs and to design efficient regulatory systems and responses. Whether you are a regulatory organisation, or somebody who is subject to regulation, developing an understanding of framing issues in regulation will enable you to enhance your performance, and – in the commercial context – your competitive advantage.
The course is intended for UK, EU and overseas participants who have varying familiarity with regulation. Case studies, lectures, problem solving and discussion groups introduce and develop your understanding of key issues. You will find it of particular value if you are moving into regulatory affairs from another area, as no prior knowledge of regulation or economics will be assumed.
The course attracts high-profile individuals from all over the world from both the public and private sectors. they have included regulation managers, regulators, regulatory affairs staff, legal staff, consultants and advisers, accountants and finance managers, and economists.
It is led by Professor Robert Baldwin, Professor of Law at LSE, and taught by a highly experienced group of academics from the Law and Government Departments at LSE, as well as by practitioners with first-hand expertise on regulatory issues.
Courses will be held 16 – 20 April 2018 and 5 – 9 November 2018 on the LSE campus in central London. To register for LSE Short Course on Regulation, please complete the online registration form.
For more information please contact the course administrator, Amanda Tinnams:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7684
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7366
The LSE Short Course on Regulation is available in several formats:
- The open-access week-long course held at LSE campus (see the course outline below)
- A customised three-day version tailored to the needs of your organisation (or two or more collaborating organisations) and held either in London or at your place of work, anywhere in the world (see a sample three-day client edition brochure)
- In conjunction with professional associations across the globe.
This five-day course runs from 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:
- Why regulate?
- What is good regulation?
- Explaining regulation
- How regulation fails - unintended effects
- Current issues in water regulation
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Working group session 2: accountability
- Regulatory competition
- Regulation and the judges
- Reforms and prospects
The final course schedule, with sequenced topical coverage, will be distributed among confirmed course participants ahead of the course start date.
Professor Robert Baldwin is Professor of Law at LSE, where he teaches Regulation and Criminal Law. He has written numerous books and articles on regulation, including the most widely used academic volume on regulation in the UK: Understanding Regulation (Oxford 1999, with Martin Cave).
Professor Baldwin led the team that wrote the Scoping Study Report for the Government's Review of Legal Services Regulation as well as the team that wrote the Defra Review of Enforcement 2005-6.
Read more about Professor Robert Baldwin
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The next Course is 16 – 20 April 2018.
To register for LSE Short Course on Regulation, please complete the online registration form.
There is another course later in the year, 5 – 9 November 2018.
Applications are welcomed until 26 March 2018 for the April 2018 course, and until 15 October 2018 for the November 2018 course.
The course is held on the LSE campus, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Located in central London, the campus is easily accessible by public transport.
See maps and travel directions
Participants should make their own accommodation arrangements. There are numerous hotels nearby and accommodation may be available at an LSE hall of residence.
For availability and further information please contact LSE Vacations.
The cost of tuition for this course is £2,500 + 20% VAT (if applicable). This includes course materials, lunches, refreshments and the course drinks reception, but does not include accommodation or travel.
An early booking discount of 10% on the course tuition fee is available for registrations and payments submitted at least four calendar months ahead of the course start date.
The 10% discount on the course tuition fee is available to all LSE alumni upon registration for the course any time ahead of the course start date.
Tuition fees for this course is £2,500 + 20% VAT (if applicable).
This fee includes tuition, materials, refreshments, lunches and the course drinks reception, but not travel expenses or accommodation costs.
Details for payment will be sent to you upon registration submission. Payment must be received in full before the course commences and by the individually assigned deadline assigned upon confirmation of registration.
Your place on the course can be only confirmed once full payment of the course fee has been received ahead of the course start date and by the given payment deadline.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course by email up to two weeks before the date, in which case all payments will be returned in full.
By submitting your registration you accept these terms.
If you are registered on a course and need to cancel your registration you must notify us immediately, either by email or by writing to:
LSE Short Course on Regulation
LSE Custom Programmes
London School of Economics and Political Science
Cancellations will incur the following penalties:
- Between two and four weeks before the start of the course: 50% of the course fee.
- Less than two weeks: 100% of the course fee.
If we do not receive written notification and you do not attend, the full course fee will be retained as a cancellation charge.
You may make a substitution (ie nominate a colleague to attend instead of you), without charge at any time not less than five working days prior to the course start.