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Securitizations Are Dead - Long Live Securitizations?


  • Georg Erber


After the financial markets slumped worldwide in 2008, securitizations were seen as a major cause of the conflagration. The securitization market dried up because this financial instrument was no longer trusted. At the time, no one thought securitizations had any future as a financial innovation. However, just three years after the financial meltdown, the securitization market in the US has made a recovery, despite its continued systemic risks. There is still no unified regulatory framework nor binding transparency. Hardly anything has been learnt from the financial crisis of 2008.

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  • Georg Erber, 2011. "Securitizations Are Dead - Long Live Securitizations?," DIW Economic Bulletin, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 1(6), pages 3-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwdeb:2011-6-1

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    securitization; financial market crisis; ratings;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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