Consumer protection in the modern economy is built on a foundation that includes common law tort, government regulation, and competitive marketplace pressures. Each of these institutions must perform efficiently if they are to protect consumer welfare adequately while enabling innovation and promoting choice. The Law & Economics Center’s Symposium on the Law & Economics of Consumer Protection explored the structure and capabilities of these institutions and examined how they work both individually and together to promote consumer welfare. Through a combination of classroom style lectures and panel discussions, participants developed broader insights into the legal and economic underpinnings of consumer protection that will help in the course of their public service. Listen below to recording clips from the symposium!
Keynote Lecture: A 21st Century Approach to Consumer Protection
Timothy J. Muris, Foundation Professor of law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School