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Credit Cards and Money Demand: A Cross-sectional Study

  • Duca, John V
  • Whitesell, William C

This study investigates credit card holding and the household demands for several monetary assets in a simultaneous equations framework. It exploits the detailed data on household assets as well as demographic and preference characteristics in the 1983 Survey of Consumer Finances. A key finding is that, consistent with theory, a higher probability of credit card ownership implies lower demand for transaction balances with no effect on small time deposit balances. Copyright 1995 by Ohio State University Press.

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Volume (Year): 27 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 604-23

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