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Title: Predatory lending and the subprime crisis
Authors: Agarwal, S. 
Amromin, G.
Ben-David, I.
Chomsisengphet, S.
Evanoff, D.D.
Keywords: Default
Household finance
Predatory lending
Subprime crisis
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Agarwal, S., Amromin, G., Ben-David, I., Chomsisengphet, S., Evanoff, D.D. (2014). Predatory lending and the subprime crisis. Journal of Financial Economics 113 (1) : 29-52. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We measure the effect of a 2006 antipredatory pilot program in Chicago on mortgage default rates to test whether predatory lending was a key element in fueling the subprime crisis. Under the program, risky borrowers or risky mortgage contracts or both triggered review sessions by housing counselors who shared their findings with the state regulator. The pilot program cut market activity in half, largely through the exit of lenders specializing in risky loans and through a decline in the share of subprime borrowers. Our results suggest that predatory lending practices contributed to high mortgage default rates among subprime borrowers, raising them by about a third. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Journal of Financial Economics
ISSN: 0304405X
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2014.02.008
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