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Lecture: Emancipation of Consumers in the Low Countries

7 February 2017
IISH, Posthumus Room

On February 7th Joost Jonker, will give a lecture on: 'From hapless victims of desire to responsibly choosing citizens. The emancipation of consumers in  the Low Countries’ consumer credit regulation'

Regulations, the law, and jurisprudence mirror society and thus change with it. That means we can usefully track shifts in how societies see particular issues by examining proposed legislation, jurisprudence, and lawyers’ debates about those issues. Of course one cannot always pinpoint whether shifting legal opinions lead society or the other way around, but at least they enable us to date changing opinions a little better.

Profile: From October 1, Joost Jonker has been working as a senior researcher at the NEHA / IISH. Together with Oscar Gelderblom (UU) he is leading the NWO project The dynamics of inclusive finance, in which the development of the financing of SMEs in the Netherlands since 1750, is being studied.
Jonker joined the IISH because of the IISH Research Department - which will facilitate the mutual exchange of knowledge - and the presence of the NEHA-collection.Previously Jonker worked at the Utrecht University. Since 2015 he has been holding a Professorship in Business History at the University of Amsterdam, a chair that is sponsored by the NEHA.

IISH Seminar
This lecture is part of the monthly IISH Seminar series. In principle, seminars take place every first Tuesday of the month. The seminar is open to the public, but with regard to accommodation and distribution of the paper in advance, we would like you to register with Jacqueline Rutte,  You will receive the paper after registration. After the lecture we serve drinks. We are looking forward to meeting you.