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Estimating Cash Usage: The Impact of Survey Design on Research Outcomes

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  • Nicole Jonker
  • Anneke Kosse

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We employ a unique dataset of transaction records to analyse the impact of survey set-up on consumers’ payments registration behaviour. Survey data are used for econometric analyses and validated against other payments data. The results reveal that the length of the registration period influences consumers’ registration of payments. Measurement errors are minimised when consumers use a self-reported transaction diary for one single day. Around 40 % of the transactions registered in a one-day survey are missed out in a one-week survey. Apart from payments research, the results are, among others, also relevant for household expenditure and marketing research. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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  • Nicole Jonker & Anneke Kosse, 2013. "Estimating Cash Usage: The Impact of Survey Design on Research Outcomes," De Economist, Springer, vol. 161(1), pages 19-44, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:161:y:2013:i:1:p:19-44
    DOI: 10.1007/s10645-012-9200-2
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    Keywords

    Cash usage; Measurement error; Payment behaviour; Survey design; C42; D12; E41;
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    JEL classification:

    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money

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