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Consumer cash usage: a cross-country comparison with payment diary survey data

John Bagnall (), David Bounie (), Kim Huynh (), Anneke Kosse (), Tobias Schmidt (), Scott Schuh () and Helmut Stix ()
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John Bagnall: Reserve Bank of Australia
David Bounie: Telecom ParisTech

No 14-4, Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Abstract: We measure consumers' use of cash by harmonizing payment diary surveys from seven countries. The seven diary surveys were conducted in 2009 (Canada), 2010 (Australia), 2011 (Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands), and 2012 (the United States). Our paper finds cross-country differences — for example, the level of cash use differs across countries. Cash has not disappeared as a payment instrument, especially for low-value transactions. We also find that the use of cash is strongly correlated with transaction size, demographics, and point-of-sale characteristics such as merchant card acceptance and venue.

Keywords: money demand; payment systems; harmonization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D14 E41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban and nep-mac
Date: 2014-05-08
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