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Payments Settlement: Tiering in Private and Public Systems

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  • CHARLES M. KAHN
  • WILLIAM ROBERDS

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What are the benefits provided by a payment system? What are the trade‐offs in public versus private payment systems and in restricted versus open payments arrangements? Modern payment systems encompass a variety of institutional designs with varying degrees of counterparty protection. We develop a framework that allows for an examination and comparison of payment systems, and specification of conditions leading to their adoption. We relate these conditions to the design of present large‐value payment systems (Fedwire, CHIPS, TARGET, etc.).

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  • Charles M. Kahn & William Roberds, 2009. "Payments Settlement: Tiering in Private and Public Systems," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 41(5), pages 855-884, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:41:y:2009:i:5:p:855-884
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1538-4616.2009.00236.x
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