consumer protection

Journal of Consumer Affairs **Special Issue** « The New Era in Consumer Protection Regulation » (forthcoming)


In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, strengthening consumer protections has become a widely publicized cornerstone of financial regulatory reform in the United States and elsewhere. Less often discussed are the myriad changes in consumer protections in other sectors of the consumer economy over the past decade – in health care, food safety, tobacco and toys to name but a few. Moreover, many of the new consumer financial protections were contemplated and designed prior to the unfolding of the financial crisis.

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