The promotion of consumer rights is a core value of the European Union. A whole spectrum of laws, institutions and regulations has been put in place to protect consumers and ensure that appropriate information is available on the market and that business are prevented from engaging in unfair and anti-competitive practices.

Some of these economic policies directly affect consumers, such as consumer protection laws and dissuasive taxation. Others provide an indirect benefit by controlling market processes via regulation and competition policy. The aim of the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)” is to examine and understand the complex interactions between these various measures.

Against this background, the intention is to create a permanent international platform for competition and consumer policy with the BCCP. Excellent interdisciplinary research – economists, lawyers, and political and computer scientists all work together at the campus – is carried out with the aim of actively and effectively advising policy-makers on highly relevant current issues. This strong political focus makes Berlin the perfect location for the Leibniz ScienceCampus.

Prof. Tomaso Duso
German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW)
T +49 30 89789 520
Dr Hannes Ullrich
German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW)
T +49 30 89789 521