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Verbraucherpolitik: Schutz der Verbraucher und Sicherung der Funktionsfähigkeit von Märkten

  • Kornelia Hagen
  • Vanessa von Schlippenbach

Verbraucherpolitik kann durch die Bereitstellung glaubwürdiger Informationen den Schutz der Verbraucher vor eigennützigem Verhalten der Unternehmen verbessern, durch den Abbau von Markteintrittsbarrieren die Funktionsfähigkeit des Wettbewerbs sichern und die Etablierung von Innovationen am Markt fördern. Eine Verbraucherpolitik, die sich derartiger Instrumente bedient, sollte auf keinen Fall als Hemmschuh der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung betrachtet werden, sondern vielmehr als "Motor der Wirtschaft". So kann sie über die Gestaltung der Strukturen des privaten Konsums und eine Verbesserung des Wettbewerbs indirekt Einfluss auf das wirtschaftliche Wachstum nehmen.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wochenbericht.

Volume (Year): 74 (2007)
Issue (Month): 25 ()
Pages: 397-401

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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwob:74-25-2
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