El origen del pánico de 2008: la crisis del mercado de crédito hipotecario en Estados Unidos
This article analyzes the causes of U.S. mortgage backed securities crisis, a crucial market in the financial panic of 2008. It shows that irrational behavior of investors is not infrequent, as evidenced by Ponzi schemes and bubbles. A comparison is made between traditional and new models of mortgage financing, where the key difference is the new model that unlinks incentives for different agents in the value chain and the risks they assume. It concludes with some reflections on the lessons that the experience of the Colombian mortgage crisis of 1998-2000 may offer for the resolution of the current crisis in the U.S.
Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
Issue (Month): 19 (July-December)
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- Kristopher Gerardi & Andreas Lehnert & Shane M. Sherlund & Paul Willen, 2008.
"Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis,"
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity,
Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 39(2 (Fall)), pages 69-159.
- Kristopher S. Gerardi & Andreas Lehnert & Shane M. Sherlund & Paul S. Willen, 2009. "Making sense of the subprime crisis," FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2009-02, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
- Kristopher S. Gerardi & Andreas Lehnert & Shane M. Sherlund & Paul S. Willen, 2009. "Making sense of the subprime crisis," Public Policy Discussion Paper 09-1, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
- Benjamin J. Keys & Tanmoy Mukherjee & Amit Seru & Vikrant Vig, 2010. "Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening? Evidence from Subprime Loans," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 125(1), pages 307-362, February.
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