American Economic Review: Vol. 104 No. 5 (May 2014)

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Mandated Risk Retention in Mortgage Securitization: An Economist's View

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Willen, Paul. 2014. "Mandated Risk Retention in Mortgage Securitization: An Economist's View." American Economic Review, 104(5): 82-87.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.5.82

Abstract

I evaluate the empirical premise and the economic logic of the Dodd-Frank Act's requirement that issuers of asset-backed securities retain credit risk.

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Willen, Paul (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

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G21: Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
G28: Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation
R31: Housing Supply and Markets
R38: Production Analysis and Firm Location: Government Policy


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