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Forgotten Markets: The Importance of Pawnshops

Marieke Bos, Susan Payne Carter, and Paige Marta Skiba

in Law, Economics, and Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759383
eISBN:
9781501759284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759383.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on pawnshops and the institutions of pawnbroking. Studies show that large numbers of poor people and especially those who are unbanked use pawn loans by leaving collateral. This ... More


Credit for All?: Issues and Concerns about Credit Availability

Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, and Todd J. Zywicki

in Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195169928
eISBN:
9780199384976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169928.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the general issue of credit availability for everyone. It focuses especially on the economics of those kinds of consumer credit sometimes singled out as subprime credit, fringe ... More


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