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Atm Surcharges: Effects On Deployment And Welfare

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  • IOANA CHIOVEANU
  • RAMON FAULI‐OLLER
  • JOEL SANDONIS
  • JUANA SANTAMARIA

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This paper analyzes the effects of ATM surcharges on deployment and welfare, in a model where banks compete for ATM and banking services. Foreign fees, surcharges and the interchange fee are endogenously determined. We find situations in which surcharges are welfare enhancing. Under strategic fee setting, the increase in deployment caused by surcharging might compensate the surplus loss caused by the increase in prices.

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  • Ioana Chioveanu & Ramon Fauli‐Oller & Joel Sandonis & Juana Santamaria, 2009. "Atm Surcharges: Effects On Deployment And Welfare," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(3), pages 613-635, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:57:y:2009:i:3:p:613-635
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6451.2009.00385.x
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    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
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