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All publications by Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun

  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2021). Online-Gaming – Overview on data and facts from Germany. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
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  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun. C. (2021). Corporate Digital Responsibility – Results from a representative consumer survey. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
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  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2021). IoT for Consumers within the Smart Home. In Leupold, A., Wiebe, A. & Glossner, S. (Ed.), IT-Recht - Recht, Wirtschaft und Technik der digitalen Transformation (4th ed., pp. 1152-1162).
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  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2020). Consumers’ usage and experiences with social media and messenger-services - Results of an online-representative survey. Factsheet commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
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  • Lell, O.; Muster, V.; Thorun, C. (2020), Förderung des nachhaltigen Konsums durch digitale Produktinformationen: Bestandsaufnahme und Handlungsempfehlungen. UBA texts 212/2020
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  • Muster, V.; Wolff, F.; Kampffmeyer, N.; Grießhammer, R.; Fischer, C.; Thorun, C.; Schrader, U.; Reisch, L. A. (2020): Evaluation of the National Program for Sustainable Consumption, TEXTS 210/2020, Federal Environmental Agency (UBA)
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  • Wolff, F.; Fischer, C.; Brunn, C.; Grießhammer, R.; Muster, V.; Reisch, L. A.; Schrader, U.; Thorun, C. (2020): Recommendations for action for the further development of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption – Part 2, TEXTS 209/2020, UBA
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  • Muster, V.; Fischer, C.; Wolff, F.; Grießhammer, R.; Reisch, L. A.; Schrader, U.; Thorun, C. (2020): Recommendations for action for the further development of the national program for sustainable consumption – Part 1, TEXTS 208/2020, UBA
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  • Thorun, C. & Kettner, S.E. (2020). Corporate Digital Responsibility – Data Responsibility?. In Bertelsmann Stiftung, Wittenberg-Zentrum für Globale Ethik (Ed.), Unternehmensverantwortung im digitalen Wandel (1st ed., pp. 176-182).
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  • Reisch, L. A.; Fischer, C.; Grießhammer, R.; Muster, V.; Schrader, U.; Thorun, C.; Wolff, F. (2020): Sustainable Consumption Now! The German National Program for Sustainable Consumption on the Test Bed.
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  • Kettner, S.E., Thorun, C. & Spindler, G. (2020). Innovative Privacy Consent Management. Final Report. Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A., Münsch, M., Thorun, C., Michaelsen F. & Hausemer, P. (2020). Loot boxes in online games and their effect on consumers, in particular young consumers, Study for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Policy
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  • Kettner, S.E., Münsch, M. & Thorun, C. (2020) Möglichkeiten des Einsatzes von Nudging im Strahlenschutz am Beispiel UV-Schutz. Ressortforschungsberichte zum Strahlenschutz ; 161/20. Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS).
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  • Kettner, S.E. & Thorun, C. (2019) Consumer Study 2019: How to reach consumers in the age of digitalization. Final Report.
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  • Thorun, C., Kettner, S.E. (2019). Verbraucherinformatik als neues Instrument der Verbraucherpolitik, in: Reisch, L.A., Thorun, C., Micklitz, H-W. (2019) Verbraucherforschungsforum „Künstliche Intelligenz und Verbraucherpolitik: Chancen der Verbraucheri
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  • Frick, V., Gossen, M.; unter Mitarbeit von: Lautermann, C.; Muster, V.; Kettner, S.; Thorun, C.; Santarius, T. (2019): Digitization of markets and lifestyles: New challenges for sustainable consumption, TEXTS (124/2019), Federal Environmental Agency UBA
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  • Philipps, R., Thorun, C., Rauber, J. & Kettner, S.E. (2019). Position paper – Security, self-determination, fairness and inclusion: Policy recommendations for consumer policy in an era of digital change. FES WISO Diskurs.
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  • Thorun, C. & Diels, J. (2019). Consumer protection technologies: An investigation into the potentials of new digital technologies for consumer policy. In: Journal of Consumer Policy.
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  • Suter, J. et al. (2019). Behvioural study on the digitalisation of the marketing and distance selling of retail financial services. Final report. European Commission – DG JUST.
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  • Kettner, S.E. et al. (2019). Privacy Guard - Final Report.
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  • Thorun, C., Kettner, S. E. & Merck, J. (2018). Digital Ethics - The need for a Corporate Digital Responsibility. FES WISO Direkt.
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  • Nyenhuis, M., Grundei, J. & Thorun, C. (2018): Organizational anchoring of public affairs within companies. Zeitschrift für Politikberatung (ZPB), 2–3/2016 (8), pp. 91–104.
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  • Kenning, P., Thorun, C. & Meißner L. (2018). Der Markt für “gute Arbeit” – eine empirische Analyse. Wirtschaftsdienst, 98. Jg, H. 6, pp. 428–432.
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  • Rauber, J., Thorun, C., Schönduwe, R., Bock, B. & Schelewsky, M. (2018). Digital Transformation – Big Data in public transportation
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  • Kettner, S.E., Kleinhans, J.-P. & Thorun, C. (2018). Big data and smart living: Status quo and development trends. Report for the project ABIDA (Assessing Big Data)
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  • Thorun, C. & Vetter, M. (2018). Transparente Informationsdarstellung in der Werbung für Verbraucherkredite: Herausforderungen, Ländervergleich und Handlungsempfehlungen.
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  • Kettner, S.E., Thorun, C. & Vetter, M. (2018). Better informed? Results from behavioral science on the effectiveness of the privacy-one-pager approach and further solutions for data protection
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A. et al. (2018). Behavioral study on consumers' engagement in the circular economy. Final report. European Commission – DG JUST.
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  • Thorun, C. (2018). Corporate Digital Responsibility: Unternehmerische Verantwortung in der digitalen Welt. In. Gärtner, C. & Heinrich, C. Fallstudien zur Digitalen Transformation (pp. 173–191). Springer Gabler.
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  • Vetter, M. & Thorun, C. (2017). Verbraucherberatung im Quartier - Evaluationsbericht.
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  • Voigt, M., Thorun, C. & Sinemus, K. (2017). Digital. Communal. German: Smart Nation via Smart Regions.
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  • Thorun, C., Zimmer, A., & Spindler, G. (2017). Zugang zu unabhängigen Energiepreisvergleichen ermöglichen – Ist ein Referenzportal die Lösung? Bestandsaufnahme und Handlungsempfehlungen.
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  • Thorun, C., Vetter, M., Reisch, L., & Zimmer, A. (2017). Indicators of consumer protection and empowerment in the digital world: Results and recommendations of a feasibility study.
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  • Thorun, C., & Vetter, M. (2016). Rental control legislation: Knowledge, practical impediments and fears of tenants. Study commissioned by BMJV.
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  • Thorun, C., Diels, J., Vetter, M., Reisch, L., Bernauer, M., Micklitz, H., Purnhagen, K., Rosenow, J., & Forster, D. (2016). Nudges and sustainable consumption: Determining and developing interventions to nudge sustainable consumption patterns
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  • Spindler, G. & Thorun, C. (2016). Die Rolle der Ko-Regulierung in der Informationsgesellschaft. Handlungsempfehlungen für eine digitale Ordnungspolitik. In: MMR – Multimedia und Recht, 6(19), pp. 1–28.
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  • Spindler, G. & Thorun, C. (2016). Analyse und Bewertung von CETA aus verbraucherpolitischer Perspektive. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
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  • Thorun, C. and Karpatkin, R.H. (2015). Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue. In Brobeck, S., & Mayer, R. N. Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism (pp. 473–477). ABC-CLIO, Greenwood.
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  • Thorun, C. & Spindler, G. (2015). Eckpunkte einer digitalen Ordnungspolitik – Politikempfehlungen zur Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für eine effektive Ko-Regulierung in der Informationsgesellschaft. Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.
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  • Thorun, C., Spindler, G., & Blom, A. (2015). Die Evaluation der Buttonlösung. In: MMR - Multimedia und Recht, 1(15), pp. 3–27.
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  • Thorun, C., Spindler, G., & Blom, A. (2014). Evaluation of the law for better consumer protection against cost traps in electronic commerce. Study conducted for the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
  • Thorun, C., & Diels, J. (2014). Risks and Opportunities for Consumer Welfare Arising from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). FES WISO Diskurs.
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  • Thorun, C., & Diels, J. (2014). Der neue Sachverständigenrat für Verbraucherfragen: Gestaltungsparameter für eine effektive Verbraucherpolitik. FES WISO Direkt.
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  • Thorun, C., & Diels, J. (2014). The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its possible implications for consumers. Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte, 7(10), 33-37.
  • Thorun, C. (2014). On the way to a future-oriented institutional landscape for consumer policy. FES WISO Diskurs.
  • Thorun, C. (2013). Participant survey about the fridge change programme of the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke. Conducted for the NRW Consumer Protection Ministry.
  • Thorun, C. (2013). Plädoyer für eine Professionalisierung der Verbraucherpolitik. In Baums, A. and Scott, B. (Ed.). Kompendium Digitale Standortpolitik: Vom 1x1 zum 3x3 (1st ed., pp. 90–97). Berlin.
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  • Thorun, C. & Niemeyer, F. (2012). Towards a fairer deal for consumers and the financial industry. Conducted for the Association of German Fee-Only Advisers and the quirin bank AG
  • Thorun, C., & Chaturvedi, K. (2012). Recommendations for a National Consumer Protection Agency in India. ConPolicy Studie gefördert durch die Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ.
  • Thorun, C. (2012). Employee and consumer interests: Allies or Opponents?, ConPolicy Study financed by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
  • Thorun, C. (2011). Sustainable Consumption: Consumer information alone is insufficient - new approaches for sustainable consumption. ConPolicy Policy Brief.
  • Shared authorship. (2011). E-Commerce in China and Germany - A Sino-German Comparative Analysis. C.H.Beck München/Hart Oxford/Nomos Baden-Baden.
  • Thorun, C. & Hennes, W. (2011). Digital Public Affairs - Einführung, Ziele und Instrumente. Bundesverband Deutscher Pressesprecher.
  • Thorun, C. (2010). What consumer policy can learn from behavioural economics. FES WSIO Direkt.
  • Thorun, C. (2010). Financial regulatory reform - Lessons from the international debate. ConPolicy Policy Brief.
  • Thorun, C. (2010). Analysis of good and bad practices of financial services supervision from the consumer perspective in Great Britain and Ireland. Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv), Consumer oriented supervision of financial services.
  • Thorun, C. (2010). Consumer information - Limits and requirements. ConPolicy Policy Brief.
  • Thorun, C. (2010). Consumer policy research - What behavioural economics can learn from consumer policy. ConPolicy Policy Brief.
  • Thorun, C. (2008). Explaining Change in Russian Foreign Policy: The Role of Ideas in post-Soviet Russia’s Conduct towards the West. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bracker, J., & Thorun, C. (2007). On the significance of the demand side for the efficiency of markets - a discussion of economic theory. Forum Ware 35.
  • Thorun, C. (2007). The tendency is justified, the amount not always reasonable – a comment on price increases for food. Ifo-Schnelldienst 19.
  • Von Braunmühl, P., & Thorun, C. (2006). The significance of SR-Standardization by ISO - a consumer evaluation. DIN Briefing 9.
  • Thorun, C. (2006). RFID pleases the economy - consumers reaction (still) sceptical: Demands on a consumer friendly implementation of RFID-technology in retail. Forum Ware 34.