Opening the Credit Box

Research Report

Opening the Credit Box

September 30, 2013

Abstract

A sustained recovery of the housing market is critical to the recovery of the broader economy. Yet overly tight credit is hampering housing demand and slowing this market's return to health. This paper discusses what is driving this tightness in lending and what policymakers can (and can't) do to address the challenge in "Opening the Credit Box.

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