Conference on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Policy

FTC Conference Center 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Directions & Nearby

Event Description

The FTC's Bureau of Economics sponsored a conference to explore research into how consumer behavior should influence consumer protection policy. The event brought together economists and other professionals from academia and government. Discussions included the rapidly growing field of Behavioral Economics, which uses insights from psychological research to identify ways in which consumers may systematically fail to act in their own best interests due to behavioral traits such as self-control problems, failure to process information objectively, and inaccurately predicting the costs and benefits of prospective choices.

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