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Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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A paper that 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... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 18, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 04, 2015
Submitter: Thayer Watkins
Keywords: Freddie Mac, economic policy, financial crisis, Fannie Mae, mortgage crisis


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