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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

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Economics for Consumer Policy

Economics for Consumer Policy

Keynes Lecture In Economics

Chapter:
(p.286) (p.287) Economics for Consumer Policy
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures
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John Vickers

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0012

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

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