How Effective Are Threats in Debt Collection? Experiment Finds Threats of Prosecution for Nonpayment of Taxes More Effective Than Other Messsages Tested

Bloomberg reports in a story headlined How Detroit Deadbeats Taught Tax Collectors That Threats Really Work, on a study by Ben S. Meiselman titled Ghostbusting in Detroit: Evidence on Nonfilers from a Controlled Field Experiment.  No wonder some debt collectors use threats!

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