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The Demand for Stored Value Payment Instruments

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  • Pippow Ingo

    (Institute for Computer Sciences & Social Studies Freiburg)

  • Schoder Detlef

    (Institute for Computer Sciences & Social Studies Freiburg)

Abstract

Due to their functionality, stored value purses based on smart card technology are prominent candidates for being the dominant medium of exchange for micropayments. However, the overall prospects of these payment systems are yet ambiguous, both from the perspective of practice and monetary theory, because their potential to substitute for cash is still largely unknown. As a contribution to the field, a model is proposed founding the potential utilization of stored value cards in microeconomic calculus. As a result, the model provides insight into the crucial parameters determining usage. Moreover, the model suggests that issuers should maximize demand and profits by offering interest payments or insurance against loss.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Microeconomics with number 0204002.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 19 Apr 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0204002

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Keywords: Electronic Money; Stored Value; Digital Payment Instruments; Monetary Theory; Demand for Money;

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  1. Brack, Estelle, 2003. "Déterminants du développement du porte-monnaie électronique: Analyse Théorique et empirique: l’exemple Moneo
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