EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Collateral Damage: The Impact of Foreclosures on New Home Mortgage Lending in the 1930s

Price Fishback (), Sebastian Fleitas (), Jonathan Rose and Kenneth Snowden ()

No 25246, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Foreclosures led to severe disruptions in home mortgage lending during the recent Great Recession and the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is difficult to measure these impacts in the modern market where origination, funding and servicing are separated within complex lending structures, but during the 1930s local building & loans (B&Ls) combined all three functions. We measure the impact of foreclosures on new mortgage lending using a panel of all B&Ls in 4 states. The foreclosure overhang explains about 30 percent of the drop in new mortgage lending by B&Ls as the housing crisis intensified between 1930 and 1935.

JEL-codes: E32 E44 G23 N12 N22 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-mac and nep-ure
Note: DAE
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w25246.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbr:nberwo:25246

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w25246

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-06-30
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:25246