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Brian Akins

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Bursting The Bubble
2 years ago

Bursting The Bubble

By  •  Subprime Mortgages

Researchers found that competition led to a smaller increase in housing prices before the crisis and smaller decreases in housing prices during the crisis. They also show that greater competition led to higher mortgage rejection rates, with the effect being strongest for the highest-risk mortgages.

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In Praise Of Know-It-Alls
2 years ago

In Praise Of Know-It-Alls

By  •  Institutional Investing

It’s been thought that as the number of informed investors rises, and competition among those investors increases, such advantage is reduced, as is the price of capital. For these firms, encouraging rivalry by widening the pool of informed investors might help reduce their cost of capital.

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