Theory of Credit Card Networks: A Survey of the Literature
The Clearing House
Review of Network Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2003
Credit cards provide benefits to consumers and merchants not provided by other payment instruments as evidenced by their explosive growth in the number and value of transactions over the last 20 years. Recently, credit card networks have come under scrutiny from regulators and antitrust authorities around the world. Focusing on interrelated bilateral transactions, several theoretical models have been constructed to study the implications of several business practices of credit card networks. Suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: payment networks, credit cards, antitrust, network effects, interchange fees, no-surcharge rules
JEL Classification: D62, G28, L51Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 27, 2003
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