David I. Leece

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Mortgage demand is a little understood and under researched aspect of the financial behaviour of households. This paper empirically tests the basic results of Brueckner's model of mortgage demand (Brueckner, 1994) on United Kingdom mortgage market data. The choice of mortgage instrument is used to identify impatient debt maximisers and patient borrowers who(More)
Mortgage option theoretic research generally focuses on the valuation of the default and prepayment options. Exercise of the delinquency option is often regarded as an interim step before terminal states of mortgage default or cure and of limited option value in its own right. However, in the current US housing crisis, borrowers may choose to defer a(More)
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