paige marta skiba
Op-ed: Americans with payday loans spent or saved their tax rebates, rather than using it to pay off debt
Apr. 15, 2015—In the London School of Economics blog, Paige Marta Skiba writes that most people with outstanding payday loan debt spent or saved a tax rebate instead of using it to pay off debt.
Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt Law Professor Paige Marta Skiba is available to speak about payday loans.
Apr. 1, 2013—Less than 10 percent of vehicles involved in car title loans end up being repossessed, according to a new study by a professor from Vanderbilt Law School.
Oct. 26, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Why one Vandy professor says pawn shops are a better economic move than you realize. Which gives a bigger political punch to undecided voters—the debates or negative ads? Go behind closed “Dores” to see what game day is really like.
Oct. 26, 2012—Perhaps pulled more into mainstream consciousness by television shows such as “Hard Core Pawn” and “Pawn Stars,” pawn shops have several advantages over the payday loan operations that have become the most visible source of loans for those with poor credit ratings.
Jul. 7, 2009—In this tough economy, the allure of buying lottery tickets seems like a pretty enticing way to erase financial problems. But new research from Vanderbilt Law School found that people who won between $50,000 and $150,000 did not solve their debt problems and only postponed bankruptcy.