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
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.
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
FACE ROOM D1 06/09
University of Brasilia
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)