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Housing and the Macroeconomy: The Role of Implicit Guarantees for Government Sponsored Enterprises

  • Dirk Krueger
  • Karsten Jeske

This paper deals with the macroeconomic effects of government guarantees on debt issued by Government-Sponsored Enterprises. We set up an economy with a housing and mortgage market where the government provides banks with insurance against aggregate shocks to mortgage default risk. We then study the aggregate and distributional effects coming from this subsidy

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2004 Meeting Papers with number 100.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed004:100
Contact details of provider: Postal: Society for Economic Dynamics Marina Azzimonti Department of Economics Stonybrook University 10 Nicolls Road Stonybrook NY 11790 USA
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