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A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More


Formalizing the informal: is there a way to safely unlock human potential through land entitlement? A review of changing land administration in Africa

Liz Alden Wily

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper looks at how rural land rights are being formalized in Africa. It argues that highly significant improvements are emerging under the current wave of land reform. In a rising number of ... More


Net Worth and Housing Equity in Retirement

Todd Sinai and Nicholas Souleles

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the trends in the life-cycle profiles of net worth and housing equity of older persons. During the 1993-2004 period, older households' net worth rose significantly, yet net ... More


Postscriptum: The 2007/8 Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Banking Regulation

Andreas Busch

in Banking Regulation and Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218813
eISBN:
9780191711763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218813.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States. Topics covered include the manifestation of the crisis, causes of the crisis, and the potential consequences of the crisis ... More


The Federal Government in a Segregated Society: Public Employment Exchanges and Housing Programmes

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King examines how interventions of the American federal government—namely, the United States Employment Service (USES), federal mortgage assistance, and public housing programmes—mirrored the ... More


More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Perhaps no kind of regulation is more common or less useful than mandated disclosure—requiring one party to a transaction to give the other information. It is the iTunes terms you assent to, the ... More


Dynamics of the Financial Crisis

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 2 provides background on the financial crisis and how it evolved. There was an inflow of funds into the United States that compressed returns on investments. This made more risky investments ... More


Managing Financial Risks: the Strange Case of Housing

Susan J. Smith

in Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557431
eISBN:
9780191721687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557431.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In the ‘home ownership’ societies of the English speaking world — where owner occupation is the tenure de rigueur, and mortgages are the respectable face of debt — borrowers, lenders, developers, and ... More


Conclusion: The Sub‐Prime Mortgage Crisis

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of the sub-prime mortgage crisis. It then reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters, addressing the conceptual themes of financial networks, ... More


Debt and Recovery: New Deal Housing Policy and the Making of National Mortgage Markets

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the New Deal housing policy and the making of national mortgage markets. Though Franklin Roosevelt was sympathetic to housing the poor, his policies aimed, primarily, to grow ... More


Consumers’ Shift to Debt

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/9780300209587.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Debt of households has been rising rapidly since 1995. The debt to income ratio of the bottom 95 percent of the income distribution has risen well above 140 percent. The same measure for the top five ... More


The Supply of Securities

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The supply of securities is examined both in terms of the contractual characteristics and importance of each main type and the way in which the actual performance and supply of each over time is ... More


Lekhapaddhati: Documents of State and Everyday Life from Ancient and Medieval Gujarat

Pushpa Prasad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195684476
eISBN:
9780199082100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195684476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Lekhapaddhati, whose translation with full annotation is offered in this volume, is unique in the whole body of ancient Sanskrit texts. It is a collection of actual or specimen documents (lekhas) ... More


The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A key theme in this book is the idea that ‘housing’ is particularly in need of analysis over long time periods and how, as a result, it acts to embed social and political cultures. The first part of ... More


Leases, Mortgages, and Servitudes

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses leases, mortgages, and servitudes in the 19th century. Topics covered include Types of Lease and the Power to Grant them, eviction and forfeiture, covenants, factors that ... More


Personal Property Law

Michael Bridge

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781854315816
eISBN:
9780191705144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Providing a definition of personal property law, this book demonstrates why an understanding of the principles of personal property is important. In defining the various types, the author discusses ... More


Company Governance and the Financial Crisis

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 4 addresses governance and the financial crisis. Successful firms had strong CEOs who invited constructive dialogue, from the board of directors, their management team, and their risk ... More


The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Paul Langley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Grounded in literature from the sociology of finance and international political economy, and informed by extensive empirical research, this book explores the unprecedented relationships that now ... More


The “Jusen Problem”

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

in Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199272112
eISBN:
9780191601316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272115.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Examines financial regulation and the resolution of financial institution failure in Japan by analysing how informal rules contributed to the collapse of Japan's home mortgage lending (jusen) ... More


Mortgages and Mortgage‐backed Securities

Claus Munk

in Fixed Income Modelling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199575084
eISBN:
9780191728648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575084.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In many countries, a mortgage is the standard way of financing the purchase of residential property, and mortgages are often financed by the issuance of bonds. This chapter focuses on the valuation ... More


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