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Real Estate Finance and Housing Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Finance (Consumption Portfolio Choice)
 
 
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Real Estate Research Blog!
Chris Foote, Paul Willen, and I have decided to venture into the blogging world. The bi-weekly blog will be housed on the FRB Atlanta public website and will analyze topical academic research in the field of housing economics. For more information here is the link:
 
 
 
Journal Articles

"Identifying the Effect of Securitization on Foreclosure and Modification Rates Using Early-Payment Defaults" with Manuel Adelino and Paul S. Willen. Forthcoming in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

"The Effect of Social Entitlement Programs on Private Transfers: New Evidence of Crowding Out" with Yuping Tsai.   Forthcoming in Economica.

"Why Don’t Lenders Renegotiate More Home Mortgages? Redefaults, Self-Cures and Securitization" with Manuel Adelino and Paul S. Willen. 2013. Journal of Monetary Economics, 60(7): 835--853.

"Numerical Ability Predicts Mortgage Default" with Lorenz Goette and Stephan Meier. 2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(28): 11267--11271.

"Do Borrower Rights Improve Borrower Outcomes?  Evidence from the Foreclosure Process" with Lauren Lambie-Hanson and Paul Willen. 2013. Journal of Urban Economics, 73(1): 1--17.
 
"Price Discrimination and Business Cycle Risk" with Marco Cornia and Adam Hale Shapiro. 2012. Journal of Industrial Economics, 60(3): 347--373.
 
"The Impact of Deregulation and Financial Innovation on Consumers:  The Case of the Mortgage Market" with Harvey Rosen and Paul S. Willen. 2010. Journal of Finance, 65(1): 333--360.
 
"Reducing Foreclosures: No Easy Answers" with Chris Foote, Lorenz Goette, and Paul S. Willen. 2009. NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 24: 89--138.
 
Subprime Mortgages, Foreclosures, and Urban Neighborhoods" with Paul S. Willen. 2009.  The B.E. Journal in Economic Analysis and Policy, 9(3).
 
"Does Competition Reduce Price Dispersion? New Evidence from the Airline Industry" with Adam Hale Shapiro. 2009. Journal of Political Economy, 117(1): 1--37.
 
"Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis" with Andreas Lehnert, Shane M. Sherland, and Paul S. Willen. 2008. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall: 69--145.
 
"Negative Equity and Foreclosure: Theory and Evidence" with Chris Foote and Paul S. Willen. 2008. Journal of Urban Economics, 64(2): 234--245.
 
"Just the Facts: An Initial Analysis of Subprime's Role in the Housing Crisis" with Chris Foote, Lorenz Goette, and Paul S. Willen. 2008. Journal of Housing Economics, 17(4): 1--24.
 
 
Other Publications
 
"Why did so many people make so many ex-post bad decisions? The causes of the foreclosure crisis" (with Chris Foote and Paul Willen) 2012. Prepared for the conference, ``Rethinking Finance: New Perspectives on the Crisis," organized
by Alan Blinder, Andrew Lo, and Robert Solow and sponsored by the Russell Sage and Century Foundations.


``Why principal reduction won't solve the foreclosure crisis" (with Chris Foote and Paul Willen) 2012. Harvard College Economics Review, 5(1): 9--10.

"Reasonable people did disagree: Optimism and pessimism about the U.S. housing market before the crash" (with Chris Foote and Paul Willen), in Marvin Smith and Susan M. Wachter, eds., The American Mortgage System Crisis and Reform.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

“The Economics of Foreclosure” 2010. New Palgrave Online Dictionary of Economics (2nd Edition), S. Durlauf and L. Blume (eds.).

“Understanding the Foreclosure Crisis”  with Stephen L. Ross and Paul S. Willen. 2011. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(2): 382--388 (“Point/Counterpoint” section).

"Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Efforts" with Wenli Li. 2010. FRB Atlanta Economic Review, 95(2).

''Making Sense of the Subprime Crisis'' (with Kristopher Gerardi, Andreas Lehnert, and Paul Willen), in Robert W. Kolb, ed., Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

 
Working Papers

"The Effect of Large Investors on Asset Quality: Evidence from Subprime Mortgage Securities" (with Manuel Adelino and Scott Frame).

"Unemployment, Negative Equity, and Strategic Default" (with Kyle Herkenhoff, Lee O'Hanian, and Paul Willen).

"Foreclosure Externalities: New Evidence" (with Eric Rosenblatt, Paul Willen, and Vincent Yao). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2012-11.
 
"Decomposing the Foreclosure Crisis: House Price Depreciation versus Bad Underwriting" with Adam Hale Shapiro and Paul S. Willen. 2009. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2009-25.
 
"Subprime outcomes:  Risky mortgages, homeownership experiences and foreclosures" with Adam Hale Shapiro and Paul S. Willen. 2007. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper, 07-15.
 
 
Work in Progress

"Supervisory Stress Tests, Model Risk, and Model Disclosure: Lessons from OFHEO"
(with W. Scott Frame and Paul Willen)

"Accounting for the Growth in Residential Leverage in the 2000s" (with Lauren Lambie-Hansen, Steve Ross and Paul Willen)

"Mortgage Renegotiation and Asymmetric Information" (with Manuel Adelino and Paul Willen) 
 
"Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Affordable Housing Goals: Fuel for the Subprime Mortgage Crisis?" (with W. Scott Frame and Jim Wilcox)
 
Biographical Information
 
Kristopher S. Gerardi
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Financial Economist and Associate Policy Advisor
 
 
Office Address

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30309
T: (404) 498-8561
 
 
Personal Information
 
Date of Birth:    April 4, 1980
Place of Birth:  Boston, MA
Citizenship:      U.S.A.
 
 
Positions Held
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Financial Economist and Associate Policy Advisor, 2012 -
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Monetary Economics 2010 -
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Urban Economics 2013 -
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Research Economist and Assistant Policy Advisor, 2008 - 2012.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Research Associate, 2005 - 2008.
  • Boston University Department of Economics: Teaching Assistant, 2002 - 2005.
 
Education
 
  • Ph.D. in Economics (May 2008), Boston University. Advisor: Robert G. King
  • B.A. in Economics and Physics (May 2002), Hamilton College. Advisors: Gordon L. Jones (physics), Ann Owen (economics)

     

 
 
 
Recent Discussions
 
"Recourse and Residential Mortgage Default: Theory and Evidence from U.S. States," Andre C. Ghent and Marianna Kudlyak
University of Wisconsin-Madison and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Housing-Labor-Macro-Urban Conference (9/25/2009)
 
"The Impact of Secondary Mortgage Market Activity on the Expansion of Subprime Credit," Taylor Nadauld and Shane Sherlund
FRB Atlanta Day Ahead Conference (1/2/2010)
 
"Mortgage Modification and Strategic Default: Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide," C. Mayer, T. Piskorski, E. Morrison, and A. Gupta, Conference on Household Heterogeneity and Household Finance, FRB Cleveland (9/9/2010)
 
"Real Estate Price Measurement and Stability Crises," Nancy Wallace, Workshop on Housing Markets, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability, Stockholm Sweden (11/8/2010)

"Cream-skimming in Subprime Mortgage Securitizations: Which Subprime Mortgage Loans were Sold by Depository Institutions Prior to the Crisis of 2007?" P. Calem, C. Henderson, J. Liles, FRB Day-Ahead Conference, Denver, CO (1/5/2011)

"Residential Mortgage Renegotiation During the Great Depression," Andra Ghent, AREAUA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (1/6/2011)

"Subprime Mortgages and the Housing Bubble" J. Brueckner, P. Calem, and L. Nakamura, AREAUA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (1/6/2012)

"House Price Growth when Kids are Teenagers: A Path to Higher Intergenerational Achievement?" D. Cooper and M. Luengo-Prado, Housing/Urban/Labor/Macro Spring Conference, Boston, MA (3/24/2012)

"Shifting Credit Standards and the Boom and Bust in U.S. House Prices: Time Series Evidence from the Past Three Decades," J. Duca, A. Murphy, and J. Muellbauer, FRB Day-Ahead Conference, San Diego, CA (1/3/2013)

 
Recent Presentations
 
American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) 2010 Annual Conference at FRB Atlanta. "Financial Literacy and Subprime Mortgage Delinquency: Evidence from a Survey Matched to Administrative Data" April 2010.
 
 
 
Presentation at the Housing/Urban/Labor Markets (HULM) Conference at FRB Atlanta. "Financial Literacy and Subprime Mortgage Delinquency: Evidence from a Survey Matched to Administrative Data" March 2011.
 
 
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