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Modeling a Housing and Mortgage Crisis


  • Charles A.E. Goodhart
  • Dimitrios P. Tsomocos
  • Alexandros P. Vardoulakis


The purpose of this paper is to explore financial instability in this case due to a housing crisis and defaults on mortgages. The model incorporates heterogeneous banks and households. Mortgages are secured by collateral, which is equal to the amount of housing which agents purchase. Individual default is spread through the economy via the interbank market. Several comparative statistics illustrate the directional effects of a variety of shocks in the economy.

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  • Charles A.E. Goodhart & Dimitrios P. Tsomocos & Alexandros P. Vardoulakis, 2009. "Modeling a Housing and Mortgage Crisis," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 547, Central Bank of Chile.
  • Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:547

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    1. Pradeep Dubey & John Geanakoplos & Martin Shubik, 2005. "Default and Punishment in General Equilibrium," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 73(1), pages 1-37, January.
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    1. Lin, Li & Tsomocos, Dimitrios P. & Vardoulakis, Alexandros P., 2015. "Debt deflation effects of monetary policy," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 81-94.

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