Social Regulation in Markets for Consumer Goods and Services

By David T. Scheffman and Elie Appelbaum.

© 1982

This study has two parts: In the first, the economics of rational policy formulation and the economic theory of social regulation in markets for consumer goods and services are developed. Building on the economic analysis developed formerly, the second part of the study summarizes the legal basis of social regulation in Canada, summarizes and critically reviews social regulation in Ontario, and provides our policy recommendations. The latter chapters address social regulation by the provincial government in Ontario and conclude with a brief summary of the preceding chapters and statement of the major policy conclusions.
This research is intended to provide four main contributions: to develop an economic analysis of social regulation in markets for consumer goods and services, examine the division of regulatory powers between the federal and provincial governments, summarize the social regulatory activities of the provincial government in Ontario, and provide an extensive bibliography of the literature relating to social regulation.
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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 190 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.0in x 9.2in
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This study analyzes the economics of rational policy formulation and the economic theory of social regulation in markets for consumer goods and services, summarizes the legal basis of social regulation in Canada, summarizes and critically reviews social regulation in Ontario, and provides our policy recommendations.

Social Regulation in Markets for Consumer Goods and Services

By David T. Scheffman and Elie Appelbaum.

© 1982

This study has two parts: In the first, the economics of rational policy formulation and the economic theory of social regulation in markets for consumer goods and services are developed. Building on the economic analysis developed formerly, the second part of the study summarizes the legal basis of social regulation in Canada, summarizes and critically reviews social regulation in Ontario, and provides our policy recommendations. The latter chapters address social regulation by the provincial government in Ontario and conclude with a brief summary of the preceding chapters and statement of the major policy conclusions.
This research is intended to provide four main contributions: to develop an economic analysis of social regulation in markets for consumer goods and services, examine the division of regulatory powers between the federal and provincial governments, summarize the social regulatory activities of the provincial government in Ontario, and provide an extensive bibliography of the literature relating to social regulation.
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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 190 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.0in x 9.2in
  • Author Information

    David T. Scheffman is the Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group. He is a scholar of economics and has over 12 years of experience in a number of senior positions at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics.



    Elie Appelbaum is a Professor in the Department of Economics at York University.

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