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The Great American Housing Bubble

What Went Wrong and How We Can Protect Ourselves in the Future

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$47.00 • £40.95 • €42.95

ISBN 9780674979659

Publication Date: 06/09/2020


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

64 illus., 5 tables


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  • Preface
  • Introduction: In Praise of Homeownership
  • 1. Housing Finance before the New Deal
  • 2. The New Deal Mortgage
  • 3. The Rise of Securitization
  • 4. The Boom and the Bubble
  • 5. The Bubble Bursts
  • 6. Timing the Bubble
  • 7. Demand or Supply?
  • 8. Theories of the Bubble
  • 9. The Wall Street Securitization Bubble
  • 10. The Key Market Failure
  • 11. Postcrisis Reforms and Developments
  • 12. Principles for Reform
  • 13. Meet Franny Meg
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: The Pre–New Deal Farm Finance System
  • Appendix B: The Levitin–Wachter Subprime PLS Dataset
  • Appendix C: CDO Manager Compensation
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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