The Digital Revolution in Buying and Borrowing

Author: David Evans and Richard Schmalensee
The MIT Press © 1999

Explores the revolution in commercial transactions from cash to plastic to electronic methods of payment.

  1. Plastic Cards
  2. From Sea Shells to Electrons
  3. A Land of Local Banks, Awash in Paper Checks
  4. The Rise of Payment Cards
  5. From Gourmets to the Masses
  6. Merchant Acceptance
  7. Economic Conundrums
  8. System Wars
  9. Issuer Brawls
  10. Puzzles and Paradoxes
  11. The Antitrust Wars
  12. Debit Takes Off (Finally)
  13. And They Don't Take Cash