Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis Research Paper by cee-cee

Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis
An overview of the origin and evolution of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
# 110791 | 2,705 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the following key questions regarding the current sub-prime mortgage crisis: Why and how did it begin? Why didn't such a crisis occur in the past in this way? What exacerbated the sub-prime mortgage crisis once it started? The paper questions whether we are at a low point, and whether things will start to look better from now on, or whether there are additional shocks to our economic system that will continue to reverberate from the sub-prime mortgage crisis of recent years. Three graphs are included with the paper.

Literature Review
Sources of the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis
Why Did Mortgage Lenders Lend to Sub-prime Customers?
What about the Ratings Agencies?
Buyers of the Securities--why did they do it?

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AP. (2007, September 26). Credit rating agencies defend track record. AP , p. n.p.
  • Collins, M. C. (1997). Thrift viability and traditional mortgage lending: A Simultaneous equations analysis of the risk-return trade-off. Journal of Real Estate Research , n.p.
  • Economist. (2003, December 30). Cracks in the Brickwork. Economist , p. n.p.
  • Economist. (2005, June' 16). The Global Housing Boom. Economist , p. n.p.
  • Friedman, M. a. (1961). Capitalism and Freedom. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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APA Format

Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis (2008, December 31) Retrieved June 05, 2023, from

MLA Format

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