Is the ‘Behavioural Turn’ in Consumer Law Taken by Dutch National Courts?

H. Schebesta, K. Purnhagen

Research output: Working paperAcademic


This contribution briefly traces the ‘behavioural turn’ in EU Consumer law. We argue that the multilevel-nature of this paradigm shift is currently underappreciating the role of national courts in giving traction to the behavioural sciences paradigm. In a jurisprudential analysis of cases applying the Unfair Commercial Practice Directive in the Netherlands in respect of the average consumer, we find that Dutch courts do not deploy behavioural insights.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017

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NameWageningen Working Papers in Law and Governance

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