Greater inequality and household borrowing? New evidence from household data

Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Marianna Kudlyak, John Mondragon, 29 January 2014

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The financial crisis of 2008–09 was preceded by an exceptional rise in borrowing by US households, accounted for primarily by a rise in mortgage debt. There are two main views about the source of this ‘great leveraging’:

Topics: Financial markets, Poverty and income inequality
Tags: credit rationing, debt, Inequality, subprime mortgage crisis, US

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