Risk heterogeneity and credit supply: evidence from the mortgage market
AbstractThis paper uses a unique data set on more than 600,000 mortgage contracts to estimate a credit supply function which allows for risk-heterogeneity. Non-linearity is modelled using quantile regressions. We propose an instrumental variable approach in which changes in the tax treatment of housing transactions are used as an instrument for loan demand. The results are suggestive of considerable risk heterogrneity with riskier borrowers penalised more for borrowing more.
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Mortgage individual data; credit supply; risk pricing; heterogenous effects; instrumental variable;
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- Timothy Besley & Neil Meads & Paolo Surico, 2013. "Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market," NBER Macroeconomics Annual, University of Chicago Press, vol. 27(1), pages 375 - 419.
- Timothy Besley & Neil Meads & Paolo Surico, 2012. "Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market," NBER Chapters, in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Volume 27, pages 375-419 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Bealey, Timothy & Meads, Neil & Surico, Paolo, 2010. "Risk heterogeneity and credit supply: evidence from the mortgage market," MPRA Paper 20905, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Besley, Timothy J. & Meads, Neil & Surico, Paolo, 2010. "Risk Heterogeneity and Credit Supply: Evidence from the Mortgage Market," CEPR Discussion Papers 7633, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
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