Regulation and Competitiveness – 1st Conference organized by the Club des Régulateurs – September 26th 2014


The Club des Régulateurs is organizing its official launch on September 26th 2014 at Université Paris-Dauphine in the presence of its founding members:  ARAF, ARCEP, ARJEL CEPS, CRE and ASI (DGAC) .

To mark the occasion, the Club des Régulateurs has organized a conference around the the theme 'Regulation and Competitiveness'. Leading personalities from the United States, Britain and Germany will share their real world experience and critical perspectives on the efficacy of regulation and on international regulatory cooperation.



  • Opening address by Elyès JOUINI, President of Fondation Dauphine
  • Introductory presentation by Eric Brousseau, Scientific Director of the Club des Regulateurs


  • Debate on the theme: 'Industrial competitiveness and regulation' with the participation of three major personalities of the regulatory world:
    • Howard Shelanski, Head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
      OIRA, a Federal office established by Congress in 1980, is part of the Office of Management and Budget, within the Executive Office of the President; it oversees the implementation of government-wide policies in areas including information quality and statistical standards and reviews draft regulations for the Executive Office.
      Mr. Shelanski holds a J.D. and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkley. He has held numerous positions in the U.S. administration: Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (2009-2012), Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission (1999-2000) and Senior Economist in the President's Council of Economic Advisers (1998-99). He has been a member of the faculty of Georgetown University since 2011 and the University of California at Berkeley  from 1997 to 2009, where his teaching and research focused on regulation and antitrust policy. Before beginning his academic and government career, Mr. Shelanski practiced law and served as a law clerk to a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, to a U.S. District Court Judge in Philadelphia and to a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge in Washington D.C. He was nominated to the post of Administrator of the OIRA by President Obama in April 2013 and took office in June 2013.
    • Richard Price is Chief Executive and Member of the Board of the British Office of Rail Regulation. He also chairs the UK Regulators' Network, an organization that brings together a majority of the major UK regulatory bodies to ensure and further coherent and consistent economic regulation across sectors, increase regulatory efficiency, better understand cross-sector issues, further consumer empowerment and to ensure that regulation contributes to making markets work better in the interest of stakeholders.
      Richard Price is an economist and policy advisor with experience in both the public and private sectors. He has worked for the British Prime Minister, the British Treasury, the Home Office and for Defra. During his career he has covered a variety of issues in the areas of business finance, policy and regulation, including: efficiency of public spending, government support for businesses, rationalizing the UK's regulatory framework, private sector financing of large infrastructure projects and more generally, increasing the efficiency of public policy. Richard Price has advised governments in Asia and Eastern Europe on economic reform and regulation. He is a member of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Economic Society. He was appointed Chief Executive of the British Office of Rail Regulation in 2011 and was the founding President of the UK Regulators' network. 
    • Annegret Groebel, is Director of the International Affairs division of the Bendesnetzagentur, the German regulatory agency for energy, telecommunications and rail, Vice President of the European Council of Energy Regulators (CEER), member of the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER, UE) and Bureau Member of the OECD's Network of Economic Regulators (NER). She is also active in various regulators' cooperation and exchange organizations such as the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
      Following her studies in Heidelberg and at Paris-Dauphine, Ms. Groebel was a researcher at the University of Mannheim where she received her PhD. She joined the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post in 1997 (the agency was renamed the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway in July 2005) and has been in charge the Agency's unit for International Coordination since 2001. She is responsible for all contacts with European and International regulatory bodies and with the European Commission. Ms. Groebel lectures at several German and Swiss universities and at the Florence School of Regulation in Italy. She is regularly solicited to advise public authorities on regulatory reform and sector-specific regulation.


  • Questions and answers 

18:00 – 18:15

  • Official signing of the Charter creating the Club des Régulateurs by:
    • The President of Université Paris-Dauphine
    • The President of the Fondation Dauphine
    • Presidents of the Partner Regulatory Authorities

18:15 – 20:00

  • Reception in the Foyer

Practical Information

Friday, September 26th 2014 from 4 PM to 6:15 PM

Université Paris-Dauphine

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny Paris 75016 in the Raymond Aron Lecture Hall, 2nd floor main entrance

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Le Club des Régulateurs

The Club des Régulateurs brings together a group of regulatory authorities who wish to collaborate and exchange on a broad scope of regulatory issues common to their institutions. Their objective is to promote coherent and consistent economic regulation across sectors, improve regulatory methods and tools and to reflect on future developments both domestic and European.

The 'Club' is based on the principle that its members will share expertise and experience and participate in exchange within the framework of working groups; it will also rely on contributions from academic and research experts and from non-academic regulatory specialists working together under Fondation Paris Dauphine's Governance and Regulation Chair. The Club will also develop exchanges with the other regulatory stakeholders: regulated industries, users, government and local authorities, etc.

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