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Author Rona-Tas, Akos,
Title Plastic money : constructing markets for credit cards in eight postcommunist countries / Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]

Author Rona-Tas, Akos,
Subject Credit cards -- Former communist countries.
Consumer credit -- Former communist countries.
Post-communism -- Economic aspects.
Alt Name Guseva, Alya, 1974-
Description 1 online resource (xx, 318 pages) : illustrations
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Summary In the United States, we now take our ability to pay with plastic for granted. In other parts of the world, however, the establishment of a ""credit-card economy"" has not been easy. In countries without a history of economic stability, how can banks decide who should be given a credit card? How do markets convince people to use cards, make their transactions visible to authorities, assume the potential risk of fraud, and pay to use their own money? Why should merchants agree to pay extra if customers use cards instead of cash? In Plastic Money, Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva tell the story of ...
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Paying with cards -- The transition from a communist to a market economy -- Payment puzzles -- Credit puzzles -- The construction of card markets in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic -- Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria -- Vietnam and China.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804789592 (electronic bk.)
0804789592 (electronic bk.)
9780804768573 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804768579 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804768580 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0804768587 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40023297880
OCLC # 871632402
Additional Format Print version: Rona-Tas, Akos. Plastic money. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014] 9780804768573 (DLC) 2013042646 (OCoLC)861966449

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