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Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis: The Mandated-Choice Model

Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis: The Mandated-Choice Model

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Antonios Karampatzos
January 31, 2020

Offering a fresh perspective on "nudging", this book uses legal paternalism to explore how legal systems may promote good policies without ignoring personal autonomy. It suggests that the dilemma between inefficient opt-in rules and autonomy restricting opt-out schemes fails to realistically...

Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

1st Edition

Christiana N. Markou
September 26, 2019

This book looks at two technological advancements in the area of e-commerce, which dramatically seem to change the way consumers shop online. In particular, they automate certain crucial tasks inherent in the ‘shopping’ activity, thereby relieving consumers of having to perform them. These are...

Credit, Consumers and the Law: After the global storm

Credit, Consumers and the Law: After the global storm

1st Edition

Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea, Ross Grantham
August 14, 2018

Consumer law, particularly consumer credit law, is characterised by increasingly complex regulation in Western economies. Reacting to the Global Financial Crisis, governments in the UK, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the United States have adopted new laws dealing with consumer credit,...

Comparative Consumer Sales Law

Comparative Consumer Sales Law

1st Edition

Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Hans-W. Micklitz, Chen Lei
December 11, 2017

For many years, legislators around the world have responded to the particular needs of consumers by introducing dedicated rules for consumer sales contracts. In the European Union, a significant push came through the adoption of the Consumer Sales Directive (99/44/EC). Elsewhere in the world,...

Rethinking EU Consumer Law

Rethinking EU Consumer Law

1st Edition

Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Thomas Wilhelmsson
August 02, 2017

In Rethinking EU Consumer Law, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law on the basis of a number of clear themes, which are then traced through specific areas. Recurring themes include the artificiality of the EU’s consumer image, the problems created by the drive towards maximum...

Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

1st Edition

David Milman
March 06, 2017

As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law,...

Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

1st Edition

Cristina Coteanu
November 25, 2016

Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal...

The Future of Consumer Credit Regulation: Creative Approaches to Emerging Problems

The Future of Consumer Credit Regulation: Creative Approaches to Emerging Problems

1st Edition

Michelle Kelly-Louw, Peter Rott, James P. Nehf
November 11, 2016

Effective regulation of consumer credit in modern society is an ever-changing challenge. As new forms of credit emerge in free societies, regulation often lags behind. This volume explores contemporary problems related to the regulation of consumer credit in market economies with a focus on credit...

Information Rights and Obligations: A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness

Information Rights and Obligations: A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness

1st Edition

André Janssen, Geraint Howells
November 11, 2016

Information requirements have become a key element of consumer policy at the European level and are also gaining increasing importance in all other areas of private law. The law stipulates that information provided should not be misleading and also involves requirements regarding the fairness and...

Statutory Priorities in Corporate Insolvency Law: An Analysis of Preferred Creditor Status

Statutory Priorities in Corporate Insolvency Law: An Analysis of Preferred Creditor Status

1st Edition

Christopher F. Symes
September 09, 2016

Who enjoys statutory preferred creditor status? What justifications exist for jurisdictions to maintain statutes that favour 'priority' creditors over other creditors and contributories? This book examines preferential debts derived from specific legislative provisions applying to corporate...

Fairness in Consumer Contracts: The Case of Unfair Terms

Fairness in Consumer Contracts: The Case of Unfair Terms

1st Edition

Chris Willett
August 26, 2016

This book focuses on unfair contract terms in consumer contracts, in particular the existing legislation and the proposals by the Law Commissions for a new unified regime. In this context it considers, in particular, what we mean by fairness (both procedurally and in substance); the tools used; the...

Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms: Towards a Safer Legal Framework

Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms: Towards a Safer Legal Framework

1st Edition

Christine Riefa
July 28, 2015

Online auctions have undergone many transformations and continue to attract millions of customers worldwide. However these popular platforms remain understudied by legal scholars and misunderstood by legislators. This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of...

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