In this paper, we analyze the spending decisions of over 1.5 million Americans who vary in their degree of revealed credit constraints. Specifically, we analyze how these Americans spend their income tax refunds, using transaction-level data from a stored-value card product. Card-holders may choose among several tax settlement and loan options, effectively receiving cash as much as 90 days earlier than would have been possible without a settlement product. Those selecting earlier settlement o...Expand abstract
- Publication date:
- Local pid:
- Copyright date:
Where does it go? Spending by the financially constrained.
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record