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Subprime Mortgage Crisis


Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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A podcast which traces the subprime mortgage crisis to a policy decision by the managers of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) in the 1990's.  Fannie Mae insisted that lenders prove that they were not "red-lining" by fulfilling quotas of minority borrowers.  To meet these quotas lenders had to reduce the standards for their lending.  Fannie Mae enabled lenders to issue such subprime mortages by purchasing them or providing default insurance for them.  Ten years of this policy... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Podcast
Date Added to MERLOT: June 18, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 18, 2009
Submitter: Thayer Watkins
Keywords: Freddie Mac, economic policy, financial crisis, Fannie Mae, mortgage crisis


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Language: English
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