Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

24 p.

Publication Date

1-2008

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Economics and Business

Source ISSN

0148-6195

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconbus.2007.08.005

Abstract

The lag between the time that a borrower stops making payments on a mortgage and the termination of the loan plays a critical role in the costs borne by both borrower and lender on defaulted loans. While the prior literature uses a multinomial logit approach, statistical tests indicate that we cannot accept the associated assumption of Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives (IIA). Using a nested logit specification our results suggest that the recipe for delinquency involves young loans to low credit score borrowers with low or no documentation in housing markets with moderately volatile and flat or declining nominal house prices.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 60, No. 1-2 (January/February 2008): 67-90. DOI. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. Used with permission.

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