Zenger, Hans (2010): Perfect surcharging and the tourist test interchange fee.
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Two widely discussed pricing benchmarks in the literature on payment cards markets are the "tourist test" interchange fee (Rochet and Tirole, 2010), which internalizes usage externalities in payment card markets, and "perfect surcharging" by merchants (Rochet and Tirole, 2002). This paper shows that these benchmarks are allocatively equivalent. Implications for the regulatory treatment of interchange fees and no-surcharge rules are discussed.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Perfect surcharging and the tourist test interchange fee|
|Keywords:||Interchange fees; Two-sided markets; Surcharging; Tourist test|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L42 - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L31 - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||Hans Zenger|
|Date Deposited:||26. Nov 2010 14:43|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:14|
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