The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics is hosting a one-day symposium on the economics of consumer protection, in conjunction with Economic Inquiry’s special Symposium issue on Consumer Protection Economics. The goal of the conference is to advance the application of economics to consumer protection policy analysis and law enforcement, and in the process further the FTC’s dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 founding of the Division of Consumer Protection within the Bureau of Economics.
The symposium will feature:
- Keynote address by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh (Distinguished Scholar, Barnard College; Network Director, Institute of the Study of Labor (IZA); Professor Emeritus, Royal Holloway University of London) entitled “Time Use, Time Loss: Can the Consumer Be Injured?”
- Panel discussion on The State of Consumer Protection Economics
- Research presentations in the field of consumer protection economics
This event will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Constitution Center building, and onsite registration opens at 8:30am. It is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged so that we may better plan for the event. To pre-register, please use the following web form to submit your name, affiliation, and contact information.