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Borrowing High vs. Borrowing Higher: Sources and Consequences of Dispersion in Individual Borrowing Costs

Victor Stango, Jonathan Zinman

NBER Working Paper No. 19069
Issued in May 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to Anna Lunn and Gordon Vermeer for research assistance, and to John Driscoll, Charles Sprenger, David Silberman, Justin Sydnor, Jeremy Tobacman, and conference/seminar participants at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2012 American Economic Association Meetings, Berkeley (Haas), Boston University School of Management, Cornell (Dyson School), the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Federal Reserve Board/George Washington Financial Literacy Seminar Series, ITAM, the NBER (Behavioral Economics, Household Finance), the UC-Boulder Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, UC-Davis, and Wharton (Decision Processes) for comments. Thanks to Filene Research Institute, the Federal Bank of Chicago, the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and the Graduate School of Management at UC-Davis for research support. Special thanks to Bob Hunt and Steph Wilshusen, of the Payments Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and to Geng Li of the Federal Reserve Board, for sharing data and expertise. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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