Fixing The Housing Market: Financial Innovations For The Future (paperback)

Paperback | February 14, 2012

byFranklin Allen, James Barth, Glenn Yago

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Ever since the ancient Greeks, financial innovation has enabled more people to purchase homes. Today is no different: in fact, responsible financial innovation is now the best tool available for "rebooting" crippled housing markets, improving their efficiency, and making housing more accessible to millions. In Fixing the Housing Market , three leading experts explain how, covering everything decision-makers should know about today’s housing and financial markets.

 

The authors first explain how innovative housing financial products, services and institutions evolved through the 19th century, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond -- culminating in the post-1970s era of securitization. Next, they assess housing finance systems in mature economies during and after the recent crisis, highlighting benefits and risks associated with each widely-used mortgage funding structure and product. They also carefully assess current housing finance structures in emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

 

Building on these insights, the authors introduce transformative financial innovations that can facilitate a more stable and sustainable financing system for housing -- providing better shelter for more people, helping the industry recover, and creating thousands of new jobs. Using these new tools, entrepreneurs, economic development specialists, and policymakers can develop practical strategies for bridging funding gaps -- raising more capital for longer terms at lower cost.

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Ever since the ancient Greeks, financial innovation has enabled more people to purchase homes. Today is no different: in fact, responsible financial innovation is now the best tool available for "rebooting" crippled housing markets, improving their efficiency, and making housing more accessible to millions. In Fixing the Housing Marke...

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“This is an engaging, nontechnical, accessible, and cogent set of analyses for fixing the housing market. The authors provide an elegant, compelling, insightful, and timeless evaluation of how to resolve the current housing crisis.” --Professor Robert Edelstein, Maurice Mann Real Estate Chairholder and Co-Chair Fisher Center for Real E...

Franklin Allen is the Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been on the faculty since 1980. A current codirector of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, he was formerly vice dean and director of Wharton Doctoral Programs as well as executi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.5 inPublished:February 14, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133925390

ISBN - 13:9780133925395

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Table of Contents

About the Authors     viii
About the Milken Institute     x


Chapter 1   Housing Crises Go Global: The Boom, the Bust, and Beyond     1
Chapter 2   Building Blocks of Modern Housing Finance     21
Chapter 3   Turmoil in Global Housing Markets: Implications for the Future of Housing Finance     69
Chapter 4   Housing Finance in the Emerging Economies     103
Chapter 5   Future Innovations in Housing Finance     139
Chapter 6   Lessons Learned--Back to the Future     171
Index     181