The Journal of Consumer Policy (JCP) was established in 1977 under the leadership of Professors Folke Ölander, Norbert Reich, and Gerhard Scherhorn. The three founding editors had a vision of establishing an international scholarly journal that encompassed a diverse range of issues focused on the consumer in the marketplace. In its early years, it became clear that the interplay of research in the social sciences and the study of law would lead to significant insights that could shape consumer well-being and be a guide to those that develop regulations, laws, and policy to serve the consumer interest.
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