Seminário Extraordinário HOJE: Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School, TERÇA-FEIRA, 9/4/2019, 16 horas, FACE/UnB

ATENÇÃO: SEMINÁRIO EXTRAORDINÁRIO!!! NESTA TERÇA-FEIRA, 16 HORAS

O Economics and Politics Research Group (EPRG, http://www.econpolrg.com) tem o prazer de convidá-lo(a) para o Seminário do Ciclo 2019-I de Seminários de Pesquisa, descrito a seguir.

Apresentador: Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School. Hamburg
Título: Concepts, flaws and adverse effects of consumer protection

Data: TERÇA-FEIRA, 9 DE ABRIL DE 2019
Horário: 16h00-18h00
Local: Sala D1 06/09 da FACE, Universidade de Brasília, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, Brasília

Com a participação de: Leonardo Marques, Ministério da Justiça e Flávia Vera, IDP e Senado Federal.

O programa completo do Ciclo 2019-I de Seminários de Pesquisa do EPRG estará disponível no site do grupo: http://www.econpolrg.com/seminars
Organizadores: Adriana Portugal (TCDF), Paulo Britto (CCA/UnB), Lúcio Rennó (IPOL/UnB), Ricardo Araújo (ECO/UnB), Arnaldo Mauerberg Junior (IPOL/UnB) & Maurício Bugarin (ECO/UnB)

Abstract: The control of general terms and conditions, producer liability and a gradual shift of contractual risks from consumers to suppliers of goods and services are necessary elements of consumer protection. Its theoretical foundations are still unclear within jurisprudence. The original theory of exploitation formulated by Fritz Kessler and Ludwig Raiser is only partially valid and cannot explain why serious consumer protection problems are also developing in markets with an atomistic supply structure and a high level of competition. George Akerlof’s theory of asymmetric information corrects this deficit but fails to explain why consumers often do not prevail over large firms. A flawed zero-sum theory of consumer protection, which is still widespread among practitioners, is partly responsible for some grotesque misguided developments in European consumer protection law. The lecture introduces the theories of consumer protection and demonstrates absurd and even economically dangerous effects of consumer protection This is illustrated with an example related to the rules of damage compensation in case of early repayment of mortgage loans.

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NOTE: EXTRAORDINARY SEMINAR: TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

The Economics and Politics (CNPq) Research Group & the Graduate Program in Economics (UnB) present:

Concepts, flaws and adverse effects of consumer protection
Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Bucerius Law School. Hamburg

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019
4:00-6:00 pm
FACE ROOM D1 06/09
University of Brasilia

The event is open to all interested participants.
The complete seminar schedule is available here (https://econpolrg.com/seminars/)

Organizers: Adriana Portugal (TCDF), Paulo Britto (CCA/UnB), Lúcio Rennó (IPOL/UnB), Ricardo Araújo (ECO/UnB), Arnaldo Mauerberg Junior (IPOL/UnB) & Maurício Bugarin (ECO/UnB)

Abstract: The control of general terms and conditions, producer liability and a gradual shift of contractual risks from consumers to suppliers of goods and services are necessary elements of consumer protection. Its theoretical foundations are still unclear within jurisprudence. The original theory of exploitation formulated by Fritz Kessler and Ludwig Raiser is only partially valid and cannot explain why serious consumer protection problems are also developing in markets with an atomistic supply structure and a high level of competition. George Akerlof’s theory of asymmetric information corrects this deficit but fails to explain why consumers often do not prevail over large firms. A flawed zero-sum theory of consumer protection, which is still widespread among practitioners, is partly responsible for some grotesque misguided developments in European consumer protection law. The lecture introduces the theories of consumer protection and demonstrates absurd and even economically dangerous effects of consumer protection This is illustrated with an example related to the rules of damage compensation in case of early repayment of mortgage loans.

About Mauricio Bugarin

Mauricio Soares Bugarin is full professor at the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently Leader of the Economics and Politics Research Group (CNPq-UnB). From 2006 to 2011 he was full professor of Economics at Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the director of undergraduate studies in Economics and created the joint degree program in Economics and Business Administration. Prof. Bugarin is a research fellow of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society from 2007 to 2011. He has produced numerous research articles published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Academic Papers, Public Choice, and Social Choice and Welfare; a book on the control of public expenditure in Brazil published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; several academic book chapters; and has received several academic prizes including Brazilian National Treasure Secretariat Prizes (Public Finance), a National Health Economics Prize, and the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the best article in Economics published in a year by a Brazilian author. Prof. Bugarin’s main interests include public economics, public finance and the relationship between economics and politics. He regularly teaches PhD courses in game theory and mechanism design, the economics of incentives and information and positive political economics.
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