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The Economics and Regulation of Financial Privacy

An International Comparison of Credit Reporting Systems

  • Nicola Jentzsch

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 257-260
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 261-300

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the economics and regulation of financial privacy. It is an international comparison of credit reporting systems in the United States and in European countries. On the theoretical level the book explains competition in information markets, especially in markets for goods made of highly personal and sensitive information. It reviews the microeconomics of information and privacy and discusses the economic incentives to disclose or to conceal information. The book also focuses on the institutions of credit reporting, the history of credit reporting agencies and the regulation of privacy and credit reporting on both sides of the Atlantic as well as internationally. Finally, on the empirical level, it reviews the microeconomic and potential macroeconomic effects of credit reporting in the credit markets of countries around the world.

Keywords

Credit Markets Credit Reporting Financial Privacy Information Economics Privacy Regulation competition institutions privacy

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicola Jentzsch
    • 1
  1. 1.John F. Kennedy InstitutFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-7908-1738-4
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1737-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1738-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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