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Scale economies and technological change in Federal Reserve ACH payment processing

  • Paul W. Bauer
  • Diana Hancock

An analysis of the contribution of scale economies, technological change, and falling input prices to the absolute reduction in the real processing costs of an ACH transfer over the 1979-94 period.

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Volume (Year): (1995)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
Pages: 14-29

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1995:i:qiii:p:14-29
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