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Europäischer Verbraucherschutz - Ausdruck grenzenloser Regulierungswut oder sinnvoller Schutz für Käufer? Erkenntnisse aus einem Laborexperiment

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  • Kirstein, Roland
  • Kirstein, Annette

Wir nutzen die Ergebnisse eines Experiments über Lemons-Märkte, um wirtschaftspolitische Folgerungen über die EU-Verbraucherschutzregulierung von 1999 abzuleiten. Die beiden Marktdesigns, die im Experiment getestet wurden, unterscheiden sich hinsichtlich des Grades, zu dem die Verbraucher das Qualitätsrisiko tragen müssen. In beiden Märkten haben die Verbraucher mehr Handel getrieben als die (perfekt rationale) Marktversagenstheorie vorhersagt. Im risikoreichen, aber nicht im risikoarmen Markt erlitten Sie dabei erwartete Verluste. Diese Beobachtung kann einen Grund für ein paternalistsiches Handelsverbot liefern.

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Paper provided by Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics in its series CSLE Discussion Paper Series with number 2006-08.

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Date of creation: 2006
Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200608
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