PPC: Economics of Consumer Protection, October 21-23, 2012


The Institutions of Consumer Protection: Competitive Markets, Common Law, and Regulation


Market Forces in Action: Advertising, Reputation, Bonding, Contracting


The Role of Self-Regulatory Organizations in Protecting Consumers

Press Release, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Accountability Program Looks Under Hood of Online Ad Campaign: Self-Regulation Process Ensures Consumers Receive Notice of Interest-Based Ads (Oct. 1, 2012)

Press Release, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Self-Regulation Keeps Pace with Innovation: Accountability Program Makes Clear that All Technologies Must Comply withIndustry Self- Regulatory Standards (May 30, 2012)
Press Release, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, CARU Recommends USA BMX/BMX Canada Modify Website to Better Protect Children’s Privacy (Sept. 6, 2012)
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Children’s Advertising Review Unit, Website Privacy Digest, June 21, 2012
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Self-Regulatory Program for Children’s Advertising
Speech to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Deborah Platt Majoras, Self Regulatory Organizations and the FTC, April 11, 2005
Press Release, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, NAD Recommends Allstate Discontinue Certain Claims in ‘Mayhem’ Campaign (May 8, 2012)
Press Release, The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, NAD Recommends Merck Discontinue Claim that Coppertone “Protects Across 100% of the UVA UVB Spectrum” (Dec. 15, 2011)
Press Release, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, NAD Finds Nutrisystem’s “Pinned” Content is Testimonial in Nature, Requires Disclosures (July 12, 2012)
The Advertising Industry’s Process of Voluntary Self-Regulation, Policies and Procedures by Advertising Self-Regulatory Council
Procedures, Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Revised April 3, 2012

Evolving First Amendment Protections of Commercial Speech


The Economics of Privacy

Paul H. Rubin, Ten Fallacies About Web Privacy, The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2010,

Michael R. Hammock & Paul H. Rubin, Applications Want to be Free: Privacy Against Information, Competition Policy International, Volume 7, Number 1 (Spring 2011)
The Interface Between Privacy and Competitive Analysis in Search and Social Media

Self Regulating Organizations From a Business Perspective


Competition and Consumer Welfare in Financial Services Markets


Dodd-Frank Developments Update

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.,The Financial Services Industry’s Misguided Quest to Undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, The George Washington University Law School Public Law and Legal Theory Paper No. 2012-4 (Jan. 2012)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Supervision and Examination Manual, Version 1.0
Frank Salinger, The Short Legislative History of “Abusive” Acts or Practices (or Why Are We Here, Anyway?), June 5, 2012
Using Disparate Impact Analysis to Establish Discrimination in Lending