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Journal of Consumer Policy

Journal of Consumer Policy

Consumer Issues in Law, Economics and Behavioural Sciences

Editors: A. Mathios; L.A. Reisch; J. Thøgersen; H. Micklitz; C. Twigg-Flesner

ISSN: 0168-7034 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0700 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10603

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... new research on Consumer Issues ...

  • A forum for up-to-date research on consumer issues
  • Covers issues from new technologies to deregulation to safety and liability
  • Examines the interaction of consumption, work and leisure
  • Reports on trends in consumer law and policy
  • Fosters communication among the parties in the marketplace

The Journal of Consumer Policy examines the behavior of consumers and producers, and fosters communication among parties in the marketplace. It explores consumer dependence on existing social and economic structures, helps to define consumer interests, and discusses ways in which consumer welfare can be fostered - or restrained - through actions and policies of consumers, industry, organizations, government, educational institutions, and mass media.
Coverage includes the impact of new technologies; market regulation and deregulation; internationalization; consumers in less affluent societies; environmental and gender issues; public sector products and services; consumer organizations and agencies; product safety and liability; and interaction of consumption, work and leisure.
The Journal reports on legal policy, and analyzes trends in implementation of consumer law. It also considers the supply-side impact of consumer legislation and discusses consumer policy in different parts of the world.

Officially cited as: J Consum Policy

Related subjects » Economic Policy - Law - Marketing - Social Sciences

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    The Journal of Consumer Policy is a refereed, international journal which encompasses a broad range of issues concerned with consumer affairs. It looks at the consumer's dependence on existing social and economic structures, helps to define the consumer's interest, and discusses the ways in which consumer welfare can be fostered - or restrained - through actions and policies of consumers, industry, organizations, government, educational institutions, and the mass media.

    The Journal of Consumer Policy publishes theoretical and empirical research on consumer and producer conduct, emphasizing the implications for consumers and increasing communication between the parties in the marketplace.

    Articles cover consumer issues in law, economics, and behavioural sciences. Current areas of topical interest include the impact of new information technologies, the economics of information, the consequences of regulation or deregulation of markets, problems related to an increasing internationalization of trade and marketing practices, consumers in less affluent societies, the efficacy of economic cooperation, consumers and the environment, problems with products and services provided by the public sector, the setting of priorities by consumer organizations and agencies, gender issues, product safety and product liability, and the interaction between consumption and associated forms of behaviour such as work and leisure.

    The Journal of Consumer Policy reports regularly on developments in legal policy with a bearing on consumer issues. It covers the integration of consumer law in the European Union and other transnational communities and analyzes trends in the application and implementation of consumer legislation through administrative agencies, courts, trade associations, and consumer organizations. It also considers the impact of consumer legislation on the supply side and discusses comparative legal approaches to issues of consumer policy in different parts of the world.

    The Journal of Consumer Policy informs readers about a broad array of consumer policy issues by publishing regularly both extended book reviews and brief, non-evaluative book notes on new publications in the field.


    Officially cited as: J Consum Policy

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