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Economics for Consumer Policy

John Vickers

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263242
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734014 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0012

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Economics for Consumer Policy

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This lecture reviews the economic foundations for consumer policy, including rationales for public constraints on freedom of contract. It emphasises parallels and some possible tensions that exist between competition and consumer policies. The overall theme of the lecture is that economics has much more to offer to public policy for consumers.

Keywords: economic foundations; consumer policy; public constraints; freedom of contract; tensions; competition; economics; public policy; consumers

Chapter.  9159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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