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Payments Settlement under Limited Enforcement: Private versus Public Systems

  • William Roberds
  • Charles M. Kahn

What are the benefits provided by a payment system? What are the tradeoffs 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 which 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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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society 2004 North American Winter Meetings with number 13.

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Date of creation: 11 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ecm:nawm04:13
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