Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics: The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations

Editor/Author Smith, Susan J. and Searle, Beverley A.
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $240.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $360.00
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9215-6
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 137
Book Status: Available

The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing will help students and professionals alike to explore key elements of the housing economy: home prices, housing wealth, mortgage debt, and financial risk. Features original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews. Includes world-class authors from a mix of educational and financial organizations in the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America. Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how today's housing economy works. Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk. Key topics include: the housing price bubble and crash; the subprime mortgage crisis in the US and its aftermath; the links between housing wealth, the macroeconomy, and the welfare of home-occupiers; the mitigation of credit and housing investment risks. Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical points.

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