Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

While mortgage credit expansion had lead to a rapid increase of home ownership in the US, the reversal of home prices beginning in 2006 resulted in a substantial increase in mortgage delinquencies and an explosion in outright defaults. Its devastating impact on the associated mortgage backed securities led the US and the world to its worst financial and macroeconomic crisis since the Great Depression, with its deleterious effects still felt today.

Disciplines

Corporate Finance | Finance and Financial Management

Licece/Creative Commons Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://www.smu.edu.sg/perspectives/all

Subject(s)

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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