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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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  • Rzepecka, J. et al. (2020). Economic aspects of geographical indication protection at EU level for non-agricultural products in the EU. Final report. European Commission – DG GROW.
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  • Goeschl, T., Kettner, S.E., Lohse, J. & Schwieren, C. (2020). How much can we learn about voluntary climate action from behavior in public goods games? Ecological Economics, Volume 17.
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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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  • Kettner, S.E., Thorun, C. (2019). DATENSCHUTZscanner – Mehr Transparenz und Kontrolle beim Datenschutz in Smartphone-Apps, in: Reisch, L.A., Thorun, C., Micklitz, H-W. (2019) Verbraucherforschungsforum „Künstliche Intelligenz und Verbraucherpolitik:
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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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  • 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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  • Taube, O. & Vetter, M. (2019). How green defaults promote environmentally friendly decisions: attitude-conditional default acceptance but attitude-unconditional effects on actual choices. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 721-732.
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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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  • Cerulli-Harms, A. et al. (Forthcoming). Consumer market study on the functioning of the real estate services for consumers in the European Union, prepared for the European Commission (DG JUST).
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A., L. Goette & C. Sprenger (2019). Randomizing endowments: An experimental study of rational expectations and reference-dependent preferences. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
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  • Goeschl, T., Kettner, S.E., Lohse, J., & Schwieren, C. (2018). From Social Information to Social Norms: Evidence from Two Experiments on Donation Behaviour. Games, 9(4), 91.
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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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  • Münsch, M. L. (2018). When climate is conditional on cooperation success: The role of interdependence asymmetry and inequity aversion. Leiden: Leiden University Library.
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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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  • Taube, O., Kibbe, A., Vetter, M., Adler, M., & Kaiser, F. (2018). Applying the Campbell Paradigm to sustainable travel behavior: Compensatory effects of env. attitude and the transportation environment. Transportation Research F: Psych. & Beh., 56.
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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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  • Rauber, J., Bietz, S. & Reisch, L.A. (2018). Einsatzmöglichkeiten von verhaltensbasierten Maßnahmen („Nudges“) zur Förderung nachhaltigen Verhaltens im kommunalen Kontext. Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen
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  • Loibl, C., Sunstein, C.R., Rauber, J., Reisch, L.A. (2018). Which Europeans like nudges? Approval and controversy in four European countries. Journal of Consumer Affairs.
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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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  • Cerulli-Harms, A. et al. (2018). Asset Management Market Study – Experimental consumer research and focus groups, prepared for the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A., J. Suter & A. Castagnetti (2018). Reducing roadside litter using randomized controlled trials prepared for the UK Department for Transport.
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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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  • Sunstein, C.R., Reisch, L.A., & Rauber, J. (2017). A world-wide consensus on Nudging? Not quite, but almost. Regulation & Government.
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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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  • Cerulli-Harms, A. et al. (2017). Study on consumers' decision-making in insurance services: A behavioral economics perspective prepared for the European Commission (DG JUST).
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A. (2017). Generation internship: The impact of internships on early labour market performance, IZA Discussion Paper No. 11163.
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A., G. Conlon & M. Lane (2017). Review of the employer skills and employer perspectives surveys – A synthesis of stakeholder views, prepared for the UK Department for Education.
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  • Rauber, J. & Reisch, L. (2016). Nudges statt immer mehr Regeln – Geht Regulierung auch anders. Wir Familienunternehmer.
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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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  • Kettner, S. E., & I. Waichman (2016). Old age and prosocial behavior: Social preferences or experimental confounds? Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 118-130.
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  • Vetter, M. (2016). Possibilities, boundaries, and consequences of choice architecture: The case of green defaults and environmental attitudes. Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek.
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  • Staub-Kaminski, I., A. Zimmer, M. Jakob & R. Marschinski (2014). Climate policy in practice: A typology of obstacles and implications for integrated assessment modeling. Climate Change Economics, 5(1).
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  • Münsch, M. L. (2016). Spreading behavior across people: The effects of costly signals and internal attribution on green consumer behavior. Groningen: University of Groningen Library.
  • 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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  • Vetter, M. & Kutzner, F. (2016). Nudge me if you can - how defaults and attitude strength interact to change behavior. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 1, 8-34.
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  • Münscher, R., Vetter, M., & Scheuerle, T. (2016). A review and taxonomy of choice architecture techniques. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 511-524.
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  • Cerulli-Harms, A., M. Immanuel, S. Jones & I. Mantovani (2016). Reducing costs and barriers for businesses in the Single Market, European Parliament DG for Internal Policies.
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  • Diels, J. L., & Müller, H. (2016). Reversing the similarity effect in stock-outs – A new look at a renowned phenomenon in consumers’ brand switching behavior. Psychology & Marketing, 33(1), 48-59.
  • Kettner, S.E. (2015). Essays on Social Preferences in Economic Experiments. Heidelberg: Universitätsbibliothek.
  • Zimmer, A., M. Jakob, M. & J. Steckel, (2015). What motivates Vietnam to strive for a low-carbon economy? – On the drivers of climate policy in a developing country. Energy for Sustainable Development, 24, 19-32.
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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.
  • Rauber, J. (2014). Connecting standardization, patenting and strategic publishing in the framework of firms’ innovation and intellectual property management. Berlin: Universitätsbibliothek Technische Universität Berlin
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  • Blind, K., Rauber, J., Müller, J. (2014). US-specific certifications and standards – the most important barriers to foreign trade with the USA. DIN Mitteilungen, 1, 11-15.
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  • Blind, K., Rauber, J., Müller, J. (2014). Results of the second survey round of the German standardization panel 2014. DIN Mitteilungen, 5, 18-21.
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  • Blind, K., Großmann, A., Müller, J., Rauber, J. (2014). Significance and extent of standardization: Results from the German standardization panel. DIN Mitteilungen, 7, 19-21.
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  • Vetter, M., Eib, C., Hill-Kloß, S., Wollscheid, P., & Hagemann, D. (2014). Entwicklung und Validierung einer Skala zum sozialen Exhibitionismus im Internet. Diagnostica, 60, 153-165.
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  • Thorun, C. (2013). Participant survey about the fridge change programme of the Wuppertaler Stadtwerke. Conducted for the NRW Consumer Protection Ministry.
  • Diels, J. L., Wiebach, N., & Hildebrandt, L. (2013). The impact of promotions on consumer choices and preferences in out-of-stock situations. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20(6), 587-598.
  • 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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  • Diels, J. L., & Müller, H. (2013). Revisiting Tversky's trail—How money makes a subtle difference in similarity effect experiments. Psychology & Marketing, 30(6), 501-511.
  • Lell, O. (2013). A demand oriented transport system: Opportunities for consumers, new ways for transport policy. In: Internationales Verkehrswesen (65) issue No. 4/2013, pp. 11.
  • Blind, K., Goluchowicz, K., Rauber, J. (2013). Results of the second survey round of the German standardization panel 2013. DIN Mitteilungen, 8, 23-25.
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  • Blind, K., Rauber, J. (2013). Standardization as an attractive platform for innovative businesses. DIN Mitteilungen, 12, pp. 26–29.
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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.
  • Lell, O. (2012). Climate Protection from a consumer perspective. In: Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, Sonderheft 2012 "Instrumentenmix in der Klimapolitik – nationale und regionale Herausforderungen", pp. 37.
  • Lell, O. & Höltmann, I. (2012). Mobility of the future from a consumer perspective: sustainable, interconnected and affordable. Edited by Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V.
  • 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.
  • Lell, O. (2010). Services for citizens and consumers: political perspectives for energy, water and rail transport. FES WISO Diskurs.
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  • 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.
  • Lell, O. (2008). Public Corporate Governance from a consumer perspective. In: Gesellschaft für öffentliche Wirtschaft (Ed.), Corporate Governance in der öffentlichen Wirtschaft, pp. 141.
  • Lell, O. (2008). Travelling with bus, railway and airplane – A case for consumer politics!, FES WISO-direkt.
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  • Lell, O. (2008). Ethics – A new luxury article? Responsible consumption in politics and society. FES WISO Direkt.
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  • 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.
  • Lell, O. (2005). Is water a product? Liberalization and privatization of drinking water supply from the perspective of the Federation of German Consumer Organizations. In: José Lozan, Hartmut Graßl et al. (ed.), Warnsignal Klima, pp. 361.
  • Lell, O. (2004). The new labelling requirement for genetically engineered food – An infringement of world trade law? EuZW 2004, pp. 108.
  • Lell, O. & Steudte, C. (2003). EC and marine environmental protection with a special focus on the draft Water Framework Directive. In: Czybulka, D. (Ed.), Naturschutz und Rechtsregime im Küsten- und Offshore-Bereich; Nomos publishing: Baden-Baden.
  • Lell, O. (2003). Legal questions of environmental product labelling in German, European and international law. UTR volume 69, Erich Schmidt Verlag: Berlin.
  • Lell, O. (2001). Protection oft he seas against pollutants – Conflicts between EC law and international law, ZUR 2001, pp. 138.
  • Lell, O. & Rechenberg, J. (2001). Overburdened legislative procedure? An inside view from the consultations on the Water Framework Directive. ZUR 2001, Sonderheft: Aktuelle Fragen des Gewässerschutzes, pp. 174.
  • Brackemann, H. et al. (2000). Liberalization of the German water supply – Effects on health and environment, outline of a framework for a competitive water resource, German Federal Environmental Agency, publication 2/00.