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The Subprime Crisis: Lessons for Business Students (World Scientific Publishing)
  • Jaime Luque
The first major global economic contraction of the 21st century, or the "Great Recession", as it is more commonly known, began in December of 2007, and would prove to be one of the most catastrophic economic events in postmodern history. The bursting of the American housing bubble and the subprime mortgage crisis that followed are widely attributed as being the primary causes for this economic downturn.

The content of this book presents an in-depth analysis of several of the leading causes of the subprime crisis, as well as the subsequent measures that were used to contain a widespread economic recession. It is the aim of this book to provide adequate information and tools for readers to gain insight on how we can prevent the same mistakes from happening again. This analysis also explores an interesting question when considering public policy; was the economic disaster, that ensued, caused by overzealous consumers who borrowed more than they could afford, or was it caused by institutional entities that gambled away the American economy?

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Overview of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis:
  • Understanding the Subprime Crisis
  • What Caused the Subprime Crisis?
  • Mortgage Credit Expansion
  • Household Consumption
  • Judicial Requirements for Foreclosures
  • Political Economy During the Bust
  • REITs
  • US Homeownership Rates
  • Foreclosures:
  • Estimates and Sources of Price Declines
  • Credit Experiences
  • Forced Sales and House Prices
  • Contagion in Housing Markets
  • Supply or Disamentity?
  • Post Foreclosure Experiences
  • Foreclosure Externalities
  • Government Intervention:
  • The Role of Affordable Housing Goals
  • The Fed's MBS Mortgage Program
  • Supply of Mortgage Credit
  • The Home Affordable Modification Program
  • House Prices and Lending Standards:
  • Home Equity Based Borrowing
  • Housing Prices During the Boom
  • Lending Standards
  • Lax Screening

Readership: Undergraduate students in business schools. MBA students could also utilize this text as an introductory reading material to the history of the Great Recession.
Publication Date
April, 2017
World Scientific Publishing
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Jaime Luque. The Subprime Crisis: Lessons for Business Students (World Scientific Publishing). (2017)
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