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Subprime Virus Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure, and Next Steps

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ISBN-10: 0195388828

ISBN-13: 9780195388824

Edition: 2010

Authors: Kathleen C. Engel, Patricia A. McCoy

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In this lively new book, Kathleen C. Engel and Patricia A. McCoy tell the full story behind the subprime crisis. The authors, experts in the law and economics of financial regulation and consumer lending, offer a sharply reasoned, but accessible account of the actions that produced thegreatest economic collapse since the Great Depression. The Subprime Virus reveals how consumer abuses in a once obscure corner of the home mortgage market led to the near meltdown of the world's financial system. Wall Street peddled subprime loans to investors through complex but dodgy financialinstruments that spread like a virus. A central theme in the book is the role of federal banking and securities…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Subprime market Takes Off
The Emergence of the Subprime Market
A Rolling Loan Gathers No Loss
Prelude to the Storm
Regulatory Failure
The Clinton Years
OTS and OCC Power Grab
Put to the Test: OCC, OTS, and FDIC Oversight
Blind Spot: Greenspan's Federal Reserve
Wall Street Skirts Regulation
Consumer Protection
Containing Contagion