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Charles Kahn

Research Fellow

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1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820




Journal Publications

"The Threat of Privacy"
Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, March, 2018, Vol. 6, No. 2/3, pp. 21-30

"Are there social spillovers? Security Assessments of Payment Instruments"
with J. Linares-Zegarra and Joanna Stavins
Journal of Financial Services Research, October 2017, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 5-34

"Law as a constraint on bailouts: Emergency support for central counterparties"
with Virginia G. France
Journal of Financial Intermediation, October 2016, Vol. 28, pp. 22-31

"Collateral chains and Incentives"
Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, September 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 103-118

"Comment on "Bailouts, moral hazard, and banks' home bias for sovereign debt" by Gaetano Gaballo and Ariel Zetlin-Jones"
Journal of Monetary Economics, August 2016, Vol. 81, pp. 86-88

"Identity Theft and Consumer Payment Choice: Does Security Really Matter?"
with J. Linares-Zegarra
Journal of Financial Services Research, 2015

"Repos, Fire Sales and Bankruptcy Policy"
with Gaetano Antinolfi, Francesca Carapella, A. Martin, and D. Mills
Review of Economic Dynamics, January 2015, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 21-31

"Private Payment Systems, Collateral, and Interest Rates"
Annals of Finance, 2013, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 83-114

"Comment on "Precautionary Demand and Liquidity in Payment Systems" by Gara M. Afonso and Hyun Song Shin"
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, October 2011, Vol. 43(s2), pp. 621-623

"Payments Settlement: Tiering in Private and Public Systems"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, August 2009, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 855-884

"Why Pay? An Introduction to Payments Economics"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Financial Intermediation, January 2009, Vol. 18, pp. 1-23

"Credit and Identity Theft"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Monetary Economics, March 2008, Vol. 55, pp. 251-264

"Transferability, Finality and Debt Settlement"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Monetary Economics, May 2007, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 955-978

"Who Should Act As Lender of Last Resort? An Incomplete Contracts Model': A Comment"
with J. Santos
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, June 2006, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 1111-1118

"Money Is Privacy"
with James J. McAndrews and W. Roberds
International Economic Review, May 2005, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 377-399

"Low Revenue Equilibria in Simultaneous Ascending Price Auctions"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Management Science, March 2005, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 356-371

"Allocating Bank Regulatory Power: Lender of Last Resort, Deposit Insurance and Supervision"
with J. Santos
European Economic Review, 2005, Vol. 49, No. 8, pp. 2107-2136

"Bank Consolidation and the Dynamics of Consumer Loan Interest Rates"
with George Pennacchi and B. Sopranzetti
Journal of Business, January 2005, Vol. 78, No. 1-Part 2, pp. 99-133

"Moral Hazard and Optimal Subsidiary Structure for Financial Institutions"
with A. Winton
Journal of Finance, December 2004, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 2531-2575

"Comment on 'Competition and Financial Stability' by Allen and Gale"
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, June 2004, Vol. 36, No. 3 - Part 2

"Settlement Risk under Gross and Net Settlement"
with James J. McAndrews and W. Roberds
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, August 2003, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 591-608

"Multiunit Auctions in Which Almost Every Bid Wins"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Southern Economic Journal, January 2002, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 617-631

"Economic Functions of Referrals and Referral Fees"
with P. Colwell
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, November 2001, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 267-296

"Real Time Gross Settlement and the Costs of Immediacy"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Monetary Economics, April 2001, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 299-319

"Performance-Based Wages in Tax Collection: The Brazilian Tax Collection Reform and Its Effects"
with E. Silva and J. Ziliak
Economic Journal, January 2001, Vol. 111, No. 468, pp. 188-205

"Bank Deposit Rate Clustering: Theory and Empirical Evidence"
with George Pennacchi and B. Sopranzetti
Journal of Finance, December 1999, Vol. 54, No. 6, pp. 2185-2214

"Demandable Debt as a Means of Payment: Bank Notes vs. Checks"
with W. Roberds
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, August 1999, Vol. 31, No. 3 - Part 2, pp. 500-525

"Strategic Transmission of Information and Short-Term Commitment"
with T. Tsoulouhas
Economic Theory, July 1999, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 131-153

"Calibration of a Model of the Afternoon Effect in Cattle Auctions"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Spring 1999, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 113-128

"Competition and Incentives with Nonexclusive Contracts"
with D. Mookherjee
RAND Journal of Economics, Fall 1998, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 443-465

"Multi-Unit Auctions with Uniform Prices"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Economic Theory, September 1998, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 227-258

"Uniform-Price Auctions with Variable Awards"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Games and Economic Behavior, April 1998, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 25-42

"Ownership Structure, Speculation and Shareholder Information"
with A. Winton
Journal of Finance, February 1998, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 99-130

"Payment System Settlement and Bank Incentives"
with W. Roberds
Review of Financial Studies, Winter 1998, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 845-870

"Multi-Unit Pay-Your-Bid Auctions with Variable Awards"
Games and Economic Behavior, 1998, Vol. 23, pp. 25-42

"The Efficiency of Self-Regulated Payments Systems: Learning from the Suffolk System"
with Charles W. Calomiris
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, November 1996, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 766-797

"Market Failure with Moral Hazard and Side Trading"
with D. Mookherjee
Journal of Public Economics, October 1995, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 159-184

"Coaltion Proof Equilibrium in an Adverse Selection Insurance Economy"
with D. Mookherjee
Journal of Economic Theory, June 1995, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 113-138

"Housing-Finance Intervention and Private Incentives: Helping Minorities and the Poor"
with Charles W. Calomiris and S. Longhofer
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, August 1994, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 636-674

"The Economic Role of Foreclosure"
with A. Yavas
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, January 1994, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 35-51

"Introducing Work Rules into Models of wage-Employment Contracts"
with P. Reagan
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Fall 1993, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 217-231

"Exclusion and Moral Hazard: The Case of Identical Demand"
with E. Silva
Journal of Public Economics, September 1993, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 217-235

"An Equilibrium Model of Quits Under Optimal Contracting"
with S. Longhofer
European Economic Review, August 1993, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 1203-1222

"The Existence and Characterization of Optimal Contracts on a Continuous State Space"
Journal of Economic Theory, February 1993, Vol. 59, pp. 122-144

"Non Existence and Inefficiency of Equilibria with american Options and Convertible Bonds"
with S. Krasa
Economic Theory, 1993, Vol. 3, No. 1

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coalition-Proof Equilibrium in Infinite Games"
Games and Economic Behavior, 1992, pp. 101-121

"The Role of Demandable Debt in Structuring Optimal Banking Arrangements"
with Charles W. Calomiris
American Economic Review, June 1991, Vol. 81, pp. 497-513

"Protecting the Winner: Second-Price Versus Oral Auctions"
with R. Engelbrecht-Wiggans
Economic Letters, 1991, Vol. 35, pp. 243-248

"Default, Foreclosure and Strategic Renegotiation"
with G. Huberman
Law and Contemporary Problems, Winter 1989, Vol. 52, pp. 49-61

"Strategic Renegotiation"
with G. Huberman
Economics Letters, December 1988, Vol. 28, pp. 117-121

"A Competitive Efficiency Wage Model with Keynesian Features"
with D. Mookherjee
Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1988, Vol. 103, pp. 609-645

"Two-Sided Uncertainty and Up-or-Out Contracts"
with G. Huberman
Journal of Labor Economics, October 1988, Vol. 6, pp. 423-443

"Limited Contract Enforcement and Strategic Renegotiation"
with G. Huberman
American Economic Review, June 1988, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 471-484

"Erratum: The Durable Goods Monopolist and Consistency with Increasing Costs"
with D. Malueg and J. Solow
Econometrica, March 1988, Vol. 56, pp. 754

"The Use of Complicated Models as Explanations: A Re-examination of Williamson's Late 19th Century America"
Research in Economic History, 1988, Vol. 11, pp. 185-216

"The Durable Goods Monopolist and Consistency with Increasing Costs"
Econometrica, March 1986, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 275-294

"Optimal Severance Pay with Incomplete Information"
Journal of Political Economy, June 1985, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 435-451

"Optimal Employment Contracts with Bankruptcy Constraints"
with J. Scheinkman
Journal of Economic Theory, April 1985, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 343-365

"Wage-Employment Contracts"
with J. Green
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1983, Vol. 98 Supplement, pp. 173-187

"The Solution of Linear Difference Models Under Rational Expectations"
with O. Blanchard
Econometrica, July 1980, Vol. 48, pp. 1305-1311