Games Creditors Play: Collecting from Overextended Consumers

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Overview

This comprehensive analysis of consumer-debt collection practices examines how creditors use self-help and judicial collection remedies that are often socially beneficial, but in other instances counterproductive; how debtors both abuse and properly use Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings; and how both sides have increasingly benefited from the services of the Consumer Credit Counseling Services affiliated with the National Foundation for Consumer Credit, a private-sector initiative now available to most Americans. Games Creditors Play explores both the causes and cures of counterproductive collection practices, examining the actual dynamics of the collection process and providing new insights by using elementary game theory to evaluate the outcomes of that process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890899915
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Synopsis
Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Consumer Credit: Little Obligations of Consequence 3
2 Collection Malaise or Why Virtually No One Is Satisfied with Collection Law and Practice 11
3 Collection Practices: Competition v. Cooperation Among Creditors 29
4 Game-Theoretic Analysis of Creditors' Failure to Cooperate 73
5 Resolving the Creditor's Dilemma 101
6 The Significance of the Systematic Resolution of the Creditor's Dilemma 141
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