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Mortgages

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the subprime mortgage contract and its central design features. It shows that for many borrowers these contractual design features were not welfare maximizing. In fact, to the ... More


Cell Phones

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on the failures of the cellular service market. It shows how carriers design their contracts in response to the systemic mistakes and misperceptions of their customers. In doing ... More


The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Consumer Contracts

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter develops a general approach for analyzing consumer markets and, more specifically, consumer contracts. A behavioural-economics model was used to explain how consumer psychology interacts ... More


Who Pays for What? Abortion and Sterilization, 1960–1975

Simone M. Caron

in Who Chooses?: American Reproductive History since 1830

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031996
eISBN:
9780813039220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031996.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses changes in reproductive policy from 1960 to 1975. In order to lower illegitimacy, break the cycle of poverty, and reduce welfare expenditures, the government subsidized ... More


The Welfare Effects of a Large Depreciation: the Case of Egypt 2000–2005

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Between 2000 and 2005 Egypt experienced a large nominal depreciation of the Egyptian pound, much of it concentrated around a sharp decline in early 2003. This chapter assesses the welfare ... More


How Inflation and Inequality Affect Happiness

Bruno S. Frey

in Happiness: A Revolution in Economics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062770
eISBN:
9780262273213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062770.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Individuals who expect prices to increase can make the necessary adjustments with little, if any, cost. When price increases are unanticipated, however, they fail to adjust. Adjustment is more costly ... More


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