Regulating Check Use in Turkey
AbstractThis paper develops a simple model of the market for checks in Turkey. The Central Bank controls the lump-sum amount that the drawee banks are legally responsible to pay per bad check. An increase in this amount is believed to support real economy. I show that banks will tend to restrict the quantity of checks when this responsibility is increased. A percentage point increase in banks' obligation per bad check could lead up to a 1.7 percent decline in the total supply of checks on the margin. This means that a rise in this obligation may harm the real economy rather than providing support.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Checks; Regulation; Monopoly; Heterogeneous preferences;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Monopoly
- E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
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