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Subprime facts: what (we think) we know about the subprime crisis and what we don’t

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  • Christopher L. Foote
  • Kristopher S. Gerardi
  • Lorenz Goette
  • Paul S. Willen

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Using a variety of datasets, we document some basic facts about the current subprime crisis. Many of these facts are applicable to the crisis at a national level, while some illustrate problems relevant only to Massachusetts and New England. We conclude by discussing some outstanding questions about which the data, we believe, are not yet conclusive.

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  • Christopher L. Foote & Kristopher S. Gerardi & Lorenz Goette & Paul S. Willen, 2008. "Subprime facts: what (we think) we know about the subprime crisis and what we don’t," Public Policy Discussion Paper 08-2, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
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    2. Daniel J. Hammel & Sujata Shetty, 2013. "Complexity and Change in the Foreclosure Process in Toledo, Ohio," Housing Policy Debate, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(1), pages 35-58, January.
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    16. Hannah Thomas, 2013. "The Financial Crisis Hits Home: Foreclosures and Asset Exhaustion in Boston," Housing Policy Debate, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(4), pages 738-764, October.

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