Why aren't banks lending more? the role of commercial real estate

Abstract: Since August 2007, the U.S. and global financial markets have endured the worst crisis since the Great Depression, accompanied by a deep economic recession. At the height of the crisis, whole segments of financial markets froze and market participants hesitated to engage in transactions with even the most creditworthy counterparties.

Keywords: Bank loans; Mortgage loans; Commercial loans;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Chicago Fed Letter

Publication Date: 2010

Issue: Dec

Order Number: 281