Public Policy Proposals
Columbia Business School’s thought leadership on issues related to U.S. housing policy has gained the attention of the media and policymakers alike. This section contains a guide to related background and analyses, broken into three main policy areas.
Allowing refinancing with shorter amortization periods and at minimal closing costs would benefit more than a million homeowners while also helping to stabilize the housing market and boost the broader economy, all without cost to taxpayers. Click here to learn more.
Economic Stimulus Through Refinancing
How the federal government could stimulate the economy while helping middle-class households without a cost to taxpayers—and possibly benefiting them. Click here to learn more.
Targeting privately securitized mortgages for loan modifications would stabilize the housing market and prevent foreclosures. Click here for more information.
About the Researchers
Click through for bios of the Columbia Business School faculty and administrators leading this research:
They have been working closely with Edward Morrison, Paul H. & Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School and Alan Boyce, CEO of the Absalon Project, among others, on this research. Note: Former Research Coordinator James Witkin is now a member of the MBA class of 2015.