Why do we use so many checks?
The authors identify underlying disincentives for payment system participants to migrate to electronic payments. Their analysis sheds light on why check usage remains higher in the United States relative to other industrialized countries when the real resource cost of processing payments may decrease by using electronic payment networks.
Volume (Year): (2002)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
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- David Humphrey & Lawrence Pulley & Jukka Vesala, 2000. "The Check's in the Mail: Why the United States Lags in the Adoption of Cost-Saving Electronic Payments," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 17(1), pages 17-39, February.
- Sujit Chakravorti & Ted To, 1999. "Toward a theory of merchant credit card acceptance," Working Paper Series WP-99-16, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.