On November 29, 2018, Consumers’ Research hosted a panel discussion exploring the various definitions of “consumer protection” and “consumer welfare,” the evolution of the contemporary consumer protection paradigms, the impact of regulation and enforcement actions on consumer welfare, the role of competition in consumer welfare, the intersection of consumer and corporate interests, the role of technology in financial access and inclusion, and the importance of data and empirical support in consumer protection policy and regulation.
- Todd J. Zywicki — George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at GMU’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
- Janis K. Pappalardo — Assistant Director for Consumer Protection in the Bureau of Economic Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
- Christopher L. Peterson — John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law
- Thomas W. Miller, Jr. — Professor of Finance and Jack R. Lee Chair of Financial Institutions and Consumer Finance at Mississippi State University