Book Details

The Economics and Regulation of Financial Privacy

: 2006

: 978-3-7908-1738-6

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This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the economics and regulation of financial privacy. It is an international comparison of credit reporting systems in the United States and in European countries. On the theoretical level the book explains competition in information markets, especially in markets for goods made of highly personal and sensitive information. It reviews the microeconomics of information and privacy and discusses the economic incentives to disclose or to conceal information.


: Business and Economics, Credit Markets, Credit Reporting, Financial Privacy, Information Economics, Privacy Regulation, competition, institutions, privacy