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U.S. consumer demand for prize-linked savings: New evidence on a new product

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  • Tufano, Peter
  • De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel
  • Maynard, Nick
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    We report on the potential American demand for prize-linked savings, a savings account that also awards prizes. Our survey data suggests significant interest among individuals with little actual savings, without regular saving habits, who play lotteries extensively, and are optimistic.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 116-118

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:2:p:116-118

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    Keywords: Consumer finance Prize-linked savings Behavioral finance;

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    1. Peter Tufano, 2008. "Saving whilst Gambling: An Empirical Analysis of UK Premium Bonds," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(2), pages 321-26, May.
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    4. Kearney, Melissa Schettini, 2005. "The Economic Winners and Losers of Legalized Gambling," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 58(2), pages 281-302, June Cita.
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    1. Atalay, Kadir & Bakhtiar, Fayzan & Cheung, Stephen L. & Slonim, Robert, 2012. "Savings and Prize-Linked Savings Accounts," IZA Discussion Papers 6927, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Lewis, Melinda & Cramer, Reid & Elliott, William & Sprague, Aleta, 2014. "Policies to promote economic stability, asset building, and child development," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 15-21.

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