CCP Seminar: An EC perspective on Markets, Competition and Consumer Behaviour
March 13, 2013 1 Comment
This week, the Centre is delighted to welcome Jacqueline Minor (Head of the European Commission’s Representation in the UK) as our guest speaker at this week’s CCP seminar. Jacqueline will be discussing some of her recent experiences as an official in her presentation, entitled ‘An EC perspective on Markets, Competition and Consumer Behaviour‘. A short abstract for her seminar can be found below.
The talk will address the role of consumer policy in a modern market economy and will consider the interaction between competition and consumer policy.
What evidence should policy makers assemble in order to determine whether intervention is necessary and if so, what form it should take? How can behavioural economics improve the design of policy measures?
To what extent are consumer and competition policy complimentary and mutually reinforcing? (eg in relation to public enforcement and remedies, redress and the organisation of public authorities)
In particular, what if anything, should be done to ensure that newly liberalised markets function optimally at retail level?