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Regional Economic Diversification and Residential Mortgage Default Risk



Geographic diversification allows those involved in real estate markets to manage risk. In this paper we discuss the role of local economic diversification in risk management. We show that residential foreclosure rates are negatively related to local economic diversification. We conclude that geographical diversification with reference to local economic diversification is more efficient than naive geographic diversification alone.

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  • Terrence M. Clauretie, 1988. "Regional Economic Diversification and Residential Mortgage Default Risk," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 3(1), pages 87-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:3:n:1:1988:p:87-97

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    1. Attaran, Mohsen, 1986. "Industrial Diversity and Economic Performance in U.S. Areas," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 20(2), pages 44-54, July.
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    1. Ming Pu & Gang-Zhi Fan & Chunsheng Ban, 2016. "The Pricing of Mortgage Insurance Premiums Under Systematic and Idiosyncratic Shocks," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 83(2), pages 447-474, June.
    2. Leon Shilton & Graig Stanley, 1995. "Spatial Filtering: Concentration or Dispersion of NCREIF Institutional Investment," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 10(5), pages 569-582.
    3. Sam Hakim & Mahmoud Haddad, 1999. "Borrower attributes and the risk of default of conventional mortgages," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 27(2), pages 210-220, June.

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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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