Category Archives: Structured Finance

Prof. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh to Advise Norway’s Wealth Fund

MSRM Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh was recently appointed to an expert group on infrastructure that will advise Norway’s wealth fund. The formation of this group comes from an initiative by Norway’s government, which could potentially open the country’s wealth fund to … Continue reading

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Subsidizing Mortgage Debt Does More Harm Than Good by Prof. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed by Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh on The New York Times: Housing policy in the United States strongly favors homeownership, and it does so by subsidizing mortgage debt. Programs like the mortgage interest … Continue reading

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“Guaranteed to Fail” by NYU Stern Professors Makes American Banker’s Summer Reading List

Excerpt from American Banker: “This book alleges that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were run as the largest hedge fund on the planet. The four authors, all professors at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, … Continue reading

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Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh on the Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The following is an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal: Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places. People often aspire to own a home for … Continue reading

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NYU Stern Prof. Lawrence White on Secondary Mortgage Markets

The following is an excerpt from The New York Times:  The president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday provided a glimmer of hope for those looking for action to revamp America’s mortgage system. In a brief nod in the … Continue reading

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