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An economic analysis and brief legislative overview of usury ceilings

William Anderson

An economic analysis and brief legislative overview of usury ceilings

by William Anderson

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Usury laws -- United States,
  • Usury -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam Anderson
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1981-82, reel 11, fr. 0521
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15452389M

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    The Idea of Usury: From Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Noonan, John T. The Scholastic Analysis of Usury. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Rockoff, Hugh. Prodigals and Projecture: An Economic History of Usury Laws in the United States from Colonial Times to Henry W. Spiejel, in his entry on “usury” in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics (London, Macmillan, , vol. IV, p. ) says: “Usury, in the scholastic economic thought of the Middle Ages, referred to a lender’s intention to obtain more in return than the principal amount of the loan.

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An Economic Analysis and Brief Legislative Overview of Usury Ceilings Description This report gives an economic analysis of usury ceilings, laws which set the maximum legal rate of interest to be charged on particular types of : William Anderson.

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND BRIEF LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW OF USURY CEILINGS INTRODUCTION A usury ceiling is the maximum interest rate that may be charged on a particular type of loan. Most often, these ceilings are applied to credit instruments in such "basic" markets as the mortgage and consumer loan : William Anderson.

Get this from a library. An economic analysis and brief legislative overview of usury ceilings. [William Anderson; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. This report gives an economic analysis of usury ceilings, laws which set the maximum legal rate of interest to be charged on particular types of loans.

It provides a brief overview of recent Federal l e g i s l a t i o n dealing with usury, with special emphasis on the Federal authorities mandated by P.L.and the effectiveness of Federal preemption of State usury lawsAuthor: William Anderson and Economics Division.

Of course, modern economic analysis tells us that attempts to influence the allocation of credit with price ceilings will be frustrated by alterations in the nonprice terms of credit, but contemporaries supporters of usury limits relied on venerable beliefs that usury limits protected the poor, discouraged the profligate, and the relieved the unfortunate (Reed and Bekar, ).

Evidence presented below is consistent with the modern by: The first formal economic model of the impact of usury ceilings was outlined by Blitz and Long [8]. Their insightful analysis has led researchers to focus on two hypotheses concerning the impact Author: Howard Bodenhorn.

Significant weaknesses in the legislative framework within which the consumer credit market operates, contributes to inefficiency and dysfunctionality. The Usury Act cap. Usury laws, unlike most other forms of economic regulation, are relatively easy to quantify.

During the period of concern here they usually took the form of a maximum rate, aAuthor: Hugh Rockoff. Conventional wisdom indicates that the growth of credit may not materialize if credit rates remain capped by usury laws, as had long been the case in France.

France therefore abolished usury ceilings on loans to microenterprise in an effort to increase financing for microentrepreneurs.

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A similar analysis can be replicated with present-day cases where usury ceilings are rst eliminated and subsequently reinstated. For instance, the wave of consumer protection as of the s decade has led several countries in Europe to reinstate usury ceilings for certain kinds of.

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web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. At the price ceiling, the quantity demanded, Qd, exceeds the quantity supplied, Qs. There is excess demand, also called a shortage. Many states do have usury laws, which impose an upper limit on the interest rate that lenders can charge.

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