Design parameters for effective policy adviceThe new advisory council on consumer affairs

Release date:
July 2014

WISO Direkt


Scientific advisory councils play an important role in Germany in many policy areas. In 2013, the governing grand coalition made it a goal to set up a further advisory board with the new Advisory Council on Consumer Affairs in order to better scientifically substantiate consumer policy. This paper describes essential design parameters that are critical to the success of such a council. The recommendations are based on experiences with existing advisory councils.

The publication can be found here.


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