Developing the interbank payment system : Efficiency of public versus private investments

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dc.contributor Suomen Pankki, Tutkimusosasto
dc.contributor.author Kauko, Karlo
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T07:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T07:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.isbn 951-686-598-4
dc.identifier.issn 0785-3572
dc.identifier.uri https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/handle/123456789/7434
dc.description.abstract In this paper a game theoretic duopoly model is developed to analyse the development of an interbank payment system.There are two competing banks in the model, and payment services offered to the public are among their main products.The customer of the larger bank uses mainly intrabank payment services; these services are assumed to be of high quality.This creates a so-called network externality, meaning that many customers prefer to use the large bank for quality reasons.The development of interbank payment systems reduces the significance of this factor and hence benefits the small bank.A big bank has a sufficient incentive to develop the system only if a fee is charged for using payment systems.The role for public investment depends critically on the pricing of payment services.If banks offer payment services free of charge, their incentives to develop the system are strongly biased, and it would be efficient for the central bank to have an active role in developing the system.If instead payment services are directly priced, eventual distortions are much less serious, and the role of the central bank need not be as prominent. JEL Classification Numbers: G18, G21, L13 Keywords: banks, payments systems, network externality, duopoly
dc.format.extent 69 s.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights https://helda.helsinki.fi/bof/copyright
dc.subject pankkitoiminta
dc.subject kilpailu
dc.subject maksujärjestelmät
dc.subject investoinnit
dc.subject mallit
dc.subject peliteoria
dc.subject SP
dc.subject duopoli
dc.title Developing the interbank payment system : Efficiency of public versus private investments
dc.type Sarjajulkaisu
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:bof-20140807225
dc.subject.jel G18
dc.subject.jel G21
dc.subject.jel L13
dc.series.name Suomen Pankin keskustelualoitteita
dc.series.year 1998
dc.series.number 28/1998
dc.series.sortingnumber 28
dc.date.publication 14.12.1998

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