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Session Overview
7.4: Household Leverage
Thursday, 30/May/2019:
2:00pm - 4:15pm

Session Chair: Asaf Bernstein, University of Colorado at Boulder
Location: Room 104


Villains or Scapegoats? The Role of Subprime Borrowers in Driving the U.S. Housing Boom

James Conklin1, W. Scott Frame2, Kristopher Gerardi2, Haoyang Liu3

1University of Georgia; 2Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, United States of America; 3Federal Reserve Bank of New York, United States of America

Discussant: Gonzalo Maturana (Emory University)

Conklin-Villains or Scapegoats The Role of Subprime Borrowers-552.pdf

How Do Consumers Fare When Dealing with Debt Collectors? Evidence from Out-of-Court Settlements

Ing-Haw Cheng1, Felipe Severino1, Richard Townsend2

1Dartmouth College, United States of America; 2University of California San Diego

Discussant: Nathaniel Pattison (Southern Methodist University)

Cheng-How Do Consumers Fare When Dealing with Debt Collectors Evidence-884.pdf

Macroprudential Policy and Household Leverage: Micro-Evidence

Rustom Irani1, Sjoerd van Bekkum2, Marc Gabarro3, Jose-Luis Peydro4

1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America; CEPR; 2Erasmus School of Economics; 3University of Mannheim; 4ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra; CREI; Barcelona GSE; Imperial College London; CEPR

Discussant: Anthony Alden DeFusco (Northwestern University)

Irani-Macroprudential Policy and Household Leverage-927.pdf

Shale Shocked: The Long Run Effect of Income on Household Debt

J. Anthony Cookson3, Erik Gilje2, Rawley Heimer1

1Boston College; 2Wharton; 3University of Colorado at Boulder

Discussant: Matthew Plosser (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Cookson-Shale Shocked-534.pdf