Category Archives: Structured Finance

“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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Profs. Acharya and Van Nieuwerburgh’s Research is Cited in NY Times

The following is an excerpt from “The Big Bank Subsidy,” an Economix blog excerpt in the NY Times.  [T]he best evidence developed by independent researchers (i.e., those not employed by the Clearing House or its allies) continues to run strongly … Continue reading

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Nouriel Roubini on The Fed’s Bond Buying Program

The following is an excerpt from the Economic Times: “First 2008 Recession, now Fed: US Economist Roubini aka ‘Dr. Doom’ predicts correctly.” MUMBAI: The US Federal Reserve decided to maintain its pace of monetary stimulus on Wednesday, wrong-footing many global economists who … Continue reading

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Prof. Richard Sylla in New Fed Documentary “Money for Nothing”

NYU Stern Professor and Financial Historian Richard Sylla is featured in a new documentary about the Federal Reserve: “Money for Nothing.” The movie examines the future of the Federal Reserve and its impact on the American economy and society and … Continue reading

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NYU Stern Prof. Bruce Tuckman on the Repo Market Decline

NYU Stern Professor Bruce Tuckman was quoted in a recent Bloomberg article, “Repo Market Decline Raises Alarm as Regulation Strains Debt.” Excerpt below:  “Regulations aimed at reducing the risk of another financial crisis are starting to upend a key part … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Center for Real Estate Finance Research Symposium

The Center for Real Estate Finance Research (CREFR) Fall Symposium October 18, 2013 It is our pleasure to invite you to the Center’s upcoming Annual Fall Symposium on Friday October 18, 2013. The conference will be held at Bloomberg headquarters, 731 … Continue reading

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De-Risking Revisited with Nouriel Roubini

The following is an excerpt written by NYU Stern Professor Nouriel Roubini posted on Project Syndicate:  NEW YORK – Until the recent bout of financial-market turbulence, a variety of risky assets (including equities, government bonds, and commodities) had been rallying … Continue reading

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Roubini Predicts Falling Gold Prices: Newcrest Mining Ltd. issues writedown

In early June, NYU Stern Professor Nouriel Roubini predicted that the price of gold would drop from its current price of $1,284.50 an ounce to $1,000 in 2015. The Financial Post examines some of the implications of Roubini’s forecast, as … Continue reading

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