Consumer Law Enforcement – A Law and Economics Appraisal of the German Case

Hamburg Law Review II/2015

18 Pages Posted: 19 May 2015

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Franziska Weber

Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics

Date Written: April 2015

Abstract

Consumer law enforcement is high on the European legislator’s agenda. The German consumer law enforcement landscape is not unaffected by these European developments. Traditionally, law enforcement in Germany has primarily been carried out by way of civil litigation relying on active consumer associations. The European legislator places some emphasis on public law enforcement. This contribution assesses the German consumer law enforcement landscape in the light of the European legislation and from a law and economics perspective. One crucial aspect concerns the question of whether some public law enforcement of consumer law is necessary to provide a credible enforcement response regarding rogue traders.

Keywords: consumer law, law enforcemet, German consumer law, law and economics

JEL Classification: K4

Suggested Citation

Weber, Franziska, Consumer Law Enforcement – A Law and Economics Appraisal of the German Case (April 2015). Hamburg Law Review II/2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2607448

Franziska Weber (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics ( email )

Campus Woudestein Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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