Effects of direct pricing of retail payment methods in Norway

Jana Hromcová, Francisco J. Callado-Muñoz, Natalia Utrero-González

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    Abstract

    In this paper we develop a model where agents can acquire goods using cash and two non-cash alternatives. We use it to study the effects of the pricing policy of payment methods implemented in Norway, carried out by individual banks and promoted by the authorities. We show that this policy induces a relative increase in the prices of checks with respect to the other means of payments (cash and cards) and leads to a fast switch towards cheaper electronic transactions. Our analysis shows that due to this policy welfare has diminished in the short run. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)428-438
    JournalEconomic Modelling
    Volume37
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

    Keywords

    • Cash
    • Cash-in-advance
    • Human capital
    • Payments

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