Impact of Foreclosure Laws on Mortgage Loan Supply and Performance

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Author(s)

  • Daxuan Zhao
  • Yonglin Wang
  • Tien Foo Sing

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159–200
Journal / PublicationJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
Volume58
Issue number2
Online published4 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Abstract

This paper measures the impact of three types of defaulter-friendly foreclosure laws on the behaviors of mortgage lenders in loan origination, and borrowers in default decision. To disentangle the “pure” influence of foreclosure laws from that of unobserved regional factors, we use the border identification strategy to sort the loan sample in the zip codes on both sides of a border dividing states by the foreclosure laws adopted. Unlike the previous research, we find no conclusive evidence on the causal effects of foreclosure laws on loan supply and default risk. The empirical results are highly sensitive to fixed effect specifications, time period, and sample selection.

Research Area(s)

  • Border identification strategy, Foreclosure laws, Mortgage default, Mortgage lending

Citation Format(s)

Impact of Foreclosure Laws on Mortgage Loan Supply and Performance. / Zhao, Daxuan; Wang, Yonglin; Sing, Tien Foo.

In: Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 58, No. 2, 02.2019, p. 159–200.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review