I am sending on details of two rather different opportunities. The first,
pasted in below, is an opportunity to work on a consumer protection case
study for the OFT. The second is a postdoc opportunity in Munich. In the
case of the first, direct any queries to Rebecca Sarker
[[log in to unmask]]. In the case of the second, contact Tobias
Kretschmer[[log in to unmask]]. (I am simply the messenger).
p.s. Any volunteers to hold the NIE meeting in December?
OFT Consumer Protection Case Study
The OFT is seeking to commission a study assessing the impact of its
interventions to protect consumers. Such interventions include removing
unfair terms, ensuring that goods and service supplied match the original
descriptions and action to stop misleading advertising etc. In particular
this study will utilise a case study approach that establishes for specific
What led the OFT to intervene?
How the OFT intervened?
What were the consequences of OFT's intervention?
Whether businesses have changed their behaviour following the intervention?
Whether there has been a wider deterrence effect?
How consumers benefited?
Wherever possible benefits deriving from the OFT's intervention should be
quantified. Successful applicants should also identify indicators to
monitor success of future consumer protection interventions.
For the moment all that is required is to register an interest by 5pm, 18
July 2008 at http://www.oft.gov.uk/about/procurement After which a full
statement of requirements will be sent to interested parties.
If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to call Rebecca
Sarker - telephone number 020 7 211 8208