14 April 2023 - 13:00-16:30 CET OECD Conference Centre, Paris
Competition and consumer policy share the goal of enhancing consumer welfare, by fostering markets that deliver better goods and services for consumers while empowering and protecting them from harm. Insights from behavioural science have long demonstrated that consumers are prone to a range of behavioural biases, particularly online, that may affect the way they make decisions. Examples include default bias (a tendency to remain with a default option) or myopia (a tendency to focus on the present and ignore future outcomes).
A better understanding of behavioural biases can greatly assist policy makers and enforcers in both policy areas to understand how markets actually work, improve enforcement and design effective policy interventions. Furthermore, with increased convergence in digital markets between competition and consumer policy and related areas (e.g. privacy and data governance), there is an increasing need for interdisciplinary and holistic policy perspectives to ensure that markets work well for consumers and businesses.
The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy and Competition Committee will hold a joint workshop on applying behavioural insights to competition and consumer policy on 14 April 2023 (see link to agenda below). The workshop will build on both committees’ existing work on behavioural insights (see below links to related work).
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ATTENDANCE AND CONTACT
Attendance is by invitation only.
Mathias Cormann Bio
|Avishalom Tor Bio
Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
|Gina Cass-Gottlieb Bio
Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
|Zita Vasas Bio
Vice President, Compass Lexicon
|Hugh Stevenson Bio
Chair, OECD Committee on Consumer Policy, and Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs, US Federal Trade Commission
|Inge Graef Bio
Associate Professor of Competition Law, Tilburg University
Frédéric Jenny Bio
|Edwin van Houten Bio
Director of the Consumer Department, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
Matthew Bennett Bio
Principal Economist, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Emanuele Ciriolo Bio
|Guy Parker Bio
President, International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation, and
CEO, Advertising Standards Authority
Elisabeth Costa Bio
|Gregory Day Bio
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, University of Georgia
Andreas Maaløe Jespersen Bio
|Vanessa Turner Bio
Senior Advisor – Competition, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
|Lina Khan Bio
Chair, United States Federal Trade Commission
Dark commercial patterns (2022)
Consumer-facing remedies (2018)
OECD Consumer Policy Toolkit (2010)
Economics for Consumer Policy (2007)