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Has This Happened Before?

Matthew P. Drennan

in Income Inequality: Why It Matters and Why Most Economists Didn't Notice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300209587
eISBN:
9780300216349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209587.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Has rising income inequality or rising household debt or a housing price bubble played a role in serious economic decline in the past? Did a rising average propensity to consume, and thus a falling ... More


The Menace of an Unchecked Housing Bubble

Dean Baker

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0034
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers the US housing bubble. Over the last eight years, home prices have risen by almost 50 percent in real terms. The run-up has not been even. In large parts of the country (most ... More


From Asset Price Bubbles to Liquidity Traps

A.G. Malliaris

in The Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath: Hidden Factors in the Meltdown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199386222
eISBN:
9780199386253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386222.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that it is useful to divide the cyclical behavior of modern mixed capitalist economies into four phases: expansion, upper turning period, recession, and lower turning period. This ... More


The globalisation of the mortgage market

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A revolution in global finance following bank liberalisation in the 1980s and the invention of new methods of bundling debts into bonds — through the process of securitization — enabled banks to ... More


Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


The Debt Effect

Rohit

in It's Not Over: Structural Drivers of the Global Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198088417
eISBN:
9780199082292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198088417.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 6 studies the path of an economy where consumption of the workers is not limited by their wage income. They can take debt to finance it. Allowing for debt-driven consumption of the workers ... More


The 2008 Meltdown

Matthew P. Fink

in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The turn of the 21st century witnessed a huge run up in home prices. Despite warnings, the Federal Reserve Board and other regulators did not act to curb speculation. When the bubble burst, there was ... More


House Prices in Denmark and Sweden

U. Michael Bergman, Bjørn Tangaa Sillemann, and Peter Birch Sørensen

in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717102
eISBN:
9780191785740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717102.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter studies the housing market in Denmark and Sweden. While house prices in both countries increased substantially during the run-up to the current crisis, in Denmark the increases were ... More


Real Estate Cycles: International Episodes

Man Cho and Kyung-Hwan Kim

in Private Real Estate Markets and Investments

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199388752
eISBN:
9780199388783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388752.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A strand of literature contends that the housing market is cyclical. Evidence in recent episodes of housing price boom-busts from the United States and Europe supports this belief. This chapter ... More


Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Stephen M. Bainbridge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772421
eISBN:
9780199932696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772421.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The years from 2000 to 2010 were bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes–Oxley ... More


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