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A Quantitative Model of "Too Big to Fail,"' House Prices, and the Financial Crisis

Omer Acikgoz and James Kahn ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper develops a quantitative model that can rationally explain a sizeable part of the dramatic rise and fall of house prices in the 2000-2009 period. The model is driven by the assumption that the government cannot resist bailing out large financial institutions, but can mitigate the consequences by limiting financial institutions' risk-taking. An episode of regulatory forbearance, modeled as a relaxation of loan-to-value limits for conforming mortgages, is welfare-reducing, results in opportunistic behavior and, for plausible parameters inflates house prices and price/rent ratios by roughly twenty percent. This "boom" is followed by a collapse with high default rates.

Keywords: Too-Big-to-Fail; Financial Crisis; House Prices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E02 E21 E3 G21 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-06-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-dge, nep-mac, nep-rmg and nep-ure
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