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Regulation in crisis

  • Date(s)
    11 February 2015
  • Time
    08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location
    Policy Network, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB
Regulation in crisis

Regulatory policy appears to be increasingly defined by events and crises that are often perceived as regulatory failures. From the causes of the financial crisis, to the increasingly complex energy market, and languishing European economy, regulators have come under severe criticism.

The objective of regulatory policy is to alter or influence behaviour to improve outcomes across society in areas such as environmental sustainability, service standards in health and education, as well as supporting economic growth and financial stability. The pervading response from governments and regulatory bodies, despite wave after wave of failure, is that we just need to get better at regulation. But are we expecting too much from our regulators and how far they can realistically improve outcomes?

An expert panel will debate the limits of regulatory capability and to what extent regulators are in a position to improve outcomes; whether regulating behaviour through codes does have significant tangible effects and to what extent regulation is constraining innovation.

The work is kindly sponsored by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Panel:

Ludo Bammens, director of EMEA corporate affairs, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
Stephen Hockman QC, senior lawyer specialising in regulatory law, Six Pump Court, Temple
Frank Vibert, senior visiting fellow, LSE Government Department and founder and director, European Policy Forum
Megan Butler, executive director, international banks supervision, Bank of England (tbc)

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