CRL Critique of “Payday Holiday: How Households Fare After Payday Credit Bans” by Donald P. Morgan and Michael R. Strain


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Published: December 10, 2007

A working paper by a staffer at the Fed Bank of NY is fundamentally flawed, offers no valid information, and is being used to justify policy that keeps low-wealth borrowers trapped in income-draining payday loans. The paper is not a Federal Reserve Bank report as a payday industry press release implies. Our critique exposes the fatal errors in the paper's methodology.