Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31697
Authors: 
Kregel, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working papers // The Levy Economics Institute 530
Abstract: 
This paper traces the evolution of housing finance in the United States from the deregulation of the financial system in the 1970s to the breakdown of the savings and loan industry and the development of GSE (government-sponsored enterprise) securitization and the private financial system. The paper provides a background to the forces that have produced the present system of residential housing finance, the reasons for the current crisis in mortgage financing, and the impact of the crisis on the overall financial system.
Subjects: 
Financial Instability
Mortgage Finance
Subprime Mortgages
U.S. Financial System
JEL: 
E12
E32
E58
E63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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