Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics

Publication Date

2001

Publication Title

Law & Economics Working Papers

Abstract

This survey of the law and economics of consumer finance discusses economic models of consumer lending, and evaluates the major consumer finance laws in light of them. We focus on usury laws, restrictions on creditor remedies such as the ban on expansive security interests, bankruptcy law, limitations on third-party defenses such as the holder in due course doctrine, information disclosure rules including the Truth in Lending Act, and anti-discrimination law. We also discuss the empirical literature.

Number

117

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