Strengthening consumer related research - Hearing in the German Bundestag

In June 2010 the SPD-Fraction called upon the Federal Government in a motion to “Strengthen a modern consumer related consumer research” and to “Evaluate the impact of regulations on consumers” (BT-Drs. 17/2343).

On Wednesday, 19th of January 2011, the Committee for Consumer Protection in the German Bundestag organized a public hearing on the topic of the motion. The following experts were invited:

  • Gerd Billen, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V.
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Fasel
  • Kornelia Hagen
  • PD Dr. Wolfram Lamping
  • Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch
  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen, TU München
  • Andreas Zahn

Position papers of the experts are published in the Internet at: Furthermore, a summary of the hearing can be found at:

Further information: and

Source: Deutscher Bundestag