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Andra Ghent
Comparing Securitized and Balance Sheet Commercial Mortgages
by: Andra GhentThursday, November 19, 2015

Securitization offers lenders important benefits, such as liquidity and risk-sharing, relative to the alternative of holding individual loans on the balance sheets. Not surprisingly, from the early... Read More

The Rise of Securitization
by: Erwan QuintinWednesday, October 31, 2012

The recent boom-bust episode in home values was accompanied by an equally striking boom-bust pattern in the volume of mortgage-backed security issuances. My recent research focuses on understanding... Read More

The Wisconsin Idea Meets Barcelona (Part I)
by: Stephen MalpezziThursday, October 11, 2012

Greetings from Barcelona, Spain’s Chicago (“Second City”), Catalonia’s capital, an economic engine of the country and the region (currently sputtering a bit, as you’ll... Read More