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Transformation of payment systems: the case of European Union enlargement

  • Francisco J. Callado-Muñoz
  • Jana Hromcová
  • Natalia Utrero-González

In this article, we analyse how the accession to an economic and monetary union and the influence of new institutions may shape consumers' payment decisions in newly acceded countries. Our analysis focuses on the 2004 European Union (EU) enlargement process. Results confirm the prediction of theoretical models about the relevance of economic development, institutional environment and payment infrastructure in retail payment system decisions.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 18 (December)
Pages: 1787-1791

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