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Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions? The Marginal Profitability of Consumer Lending During the Great Recession

From Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney, and Johannes Stroebel: The effect of bank-mediated stimulus on household borrowing depends on whether banks pass through credit expansions to households with a high marginal propensity to borrow (MPB). We use panel data on … Continue reading

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Does Privatized Health Insurance Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage

From Marika Cabral, Michael Geruso, and Neale Mahoney: The debate over privatizing Medicare stems from a fundamental disagreement about whether privatization would primarily generate consumer surplus for individuals or producer surplus for insurance companies and health care providers. This paper investigates … Continue reading

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Use-it-or-Lose-it Budget Rules

From Jeff Liebman and Neale Mahoney, summarized by NBER’s Laurent Belsie: IT projects that were procured in the last week of the fiscal year were between two and six times more likely to have a lower quality rating. Federal agencies spend an … Continue reading

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Regulating Consumer Financial Products: Evidence from Credit Cards

The NYTimes has an interesting story on this paper from Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney, and Johannes Stroebel: We analyze the effectiveness of consumer financial regulation by considering the 2009 Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act in … Continue reading

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