The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations

The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing: The Housing Wealth of Nations

Editor(s): Susan J. Smith, Beverley A. Searle

Published Online: 29 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405192156

Online ISBN: 9781444317978

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317978

About this Book

The Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing will help students and professionals alike to explore key elements of the housing economy: home prices, housing wealth, mortgage debt, and financial risk.

  • Features 24 original essays, including an editorial introduction and three section overviews
  • Includes 39 world-class authors from a mix of educational and financial organizations in the UK, Europe, Australia, and North America
  • Broadly-based, scholarly, and accessible, serving students and professionals who wish to understand how today's housing economy works
  • Profiles the role and relevance of housing wealth; the mismanagement of mortgage debt; and the pitfalls and potential of hedging housing risk
  • Key topics include: the housing price bubble and crash; the subprime mortgage crisis in the US and its aftermath; the links between housing wealth, the macroeconomy, and the welfare of home-occupiers; the mitigation of credit and housing investment risks
  • Specific case studies help to illustrate concepts, along with new data sets and analyses to illustrate empirical points

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–27)

      Susan J. Smith, Beverley A. Searle and Gareth D. Powells

  1. Part I: Banking on Housing

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  2. Part II: Housing Wealth as a Financial Buffer

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  3. Part II: Housing Wealth As A Financial Buffer

  4. Part III: Mitigating Housing Risks

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  5. Part III: Mitigating Housing Risk

    1. Chapter 22

      Hedging Housing Risk: A Financial Markets Perspective (pages 512–555)

      Dr John Blank, John Edwards, Jonathan Reiss, Peter Sceats and Susan J. Smith

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