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Courses

2017

Utility Regulation

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the principles of economic regulation.

Whether you are involved in writing regulatory submissions,developing regulatory strategy, or seeking to ensure compliance in a liberalising market, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.


2017

Using Economics in Competition Cases

This CPD-accredited course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the use of economics in competition cases, and provide you with a practical toolkit to judge when and how competition is being distorted or restricted.

Whether you are a legal practitioner, an in-house lawyer faced with an inquiry, or a professional wishing to understand competition law risk, you will come away with the confidence to judge and rely on the economic arguments and evidence put forward in a case.


2017

Utility Finance

This CPD-accredited training course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the financial aspects of economic regulation.

Whether you are involved in charge control reviews or trying to assess the impact of economic regulation on the value of your business, you will come away from this course with the understanding you need, combined with the latest practical applications.


Events

2017

The Brexit Lectures: A global trade policy for the UK post-Brexit

Following the vote to leave the European Union, the UK must now conceive and execute a trade policy fit for a service-dominated economy in the 21st century. Having pooled responsibility for international trade in EU institutions for decades, the strategic, operational and personnel challenges this poses are substantial, but also presents the UK with a previously unknown freedom of navigation. The lecture will explore the international trade landscape in 2017 and the options open to a globally-minded UK.

The lecture will be delivered by Patrick Low, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor L Alan Winters. The evening will take place at the Institute of Directors in London, and will begin with networking and refreshments at 6.30 pm. 

For more information, please see this page


2017

CEER Workshop on Benchmark Data Guidelines

Oxera Senior Advisor, Dr Michael Kraus, and Senior Consultant, Dr Srini Parthasarathy, have been invited by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) to attend a market consultation workshop on data and modelling considerations for the forthcoming pan-European benchmarking studies of gas and electricity transmission system operators (TSOs). The CEER had earlier sought our input in relation to the workshop, given our involvement in previous pan-European benchmarking exercises and ongoing high-profile work in the area.

The closed workshop will happen on 29 May in CEER’s Brussels premises and will be attended by National Regulatory Agencies (NRAs) and gas and electricity transmission system operators from about 20 countries. 


2017

State Aid Assessment and Evaluation

A primary objective of the State Aid Modernisation initiative was to improve the “assessment of genuine market failures, the incentive effect and the negative effects of public interventions”. In addition, the Commission intends to request ex-post “evaluation” of implemented State aid schemes. Due to these new requirements, State aid experts struggle with the application of the evaluation methodologies necessary for the rightful implementation of their measures. The purpose of this seminar is to explain how ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation of State aid measures can be effectively achieved with the use of well-established methodologies.

In this 2-day intensive training, experts will examine the concept of assessment and evaluation of State aid measures and present examples on how to apply various methodologies to projects.

Oxera Principal, Nicole Robins, has been asked to speak at this conference, which will take place in Brussels on 30 May. For more information, please see here




2017

Geo-blocking in the audiovisual sector

Oxera Partner, Felipe Florez-Duncan, has been invited to speak on geo-blocking restrictions in the audiovisual sector at this event on May 30. The event will begin with speaker Scott Marcus presenting on his recent study for the European Parliament, which refers to the economic impact of lifting geo-blocking restrictions in the audiovisual sector. This will be followed by a panel discussion, wherein Felipe will participate, sharing the insights of the Oxera report on the topic. 

The event will take place at Bruegel's offices in Brussels. For more information, see this page, where further details will appear in due course.