Special Issue "Real Estate Finance"
A special issue of International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
The problems in financial markets that hit the global economy back in 2008 reflect a pulling back from what the literature calls ‘surrogate securitization’, where investors are willing to buy debt that has been assigned high credit ratings by the credit rating agencies, regardless of the underlying assets used in the securitization. Investors basically delegate due diligence to the rating agencies. Utilizing ratings to help evaluate the riskiness of securities is a normal part of the securitization process. When new securities arise, investors may need to exercise more caution as rating agencies themselves learn about the appropriate risk to attach to the new instruments.
The abovementioned risks concern many stakeholders, given that disruptions in the ability to securitize assets have the potential to affect a much broader set of assets and the whole economy, and increase the cost and reduce the availability of credit that consumers and businesses rely on. It is well known that financial institutions can play an important role in providing financing for many classes of borrowers. This critical issue is that financing that supports responsible subprime lending still has a major role to play. Moreover, the real estate market has an important bearing on both macroeconomic developments and financial stability. Therefore, the systematic monitoring of real estate market developments and prospects are very important for both a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic conditions and prospects of the global economy and the effective exercise of central banks’ supervisory tasks.
The themes expected to be covered focused mainly (but are not limited) to the following topics:
- Financial and geopolitical challenges for real estate markets
- Links between real estate and financial markets
- Finance and housing market crises
- New financial tools for real estate markets
- Real estate markets and economic policy efficiency
- Statistical methodologies and the nexus between financial and real estate markets
- Evaluating private and public development and investment in real estate markets
- Residential vs. commercial real estate finance
- Financial and real estate cycles
- Real estate bubbles
- Financial and real estate risks
- Real estate investment portfolios
- Financial distress and real estate prices
- The mathematics of real estate finance
- The econometrics of real estate finance
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Apergis
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- real estate markets
- financial markets
- financial stability
- financial tools
- mathematics and econometrics in real estate markets
- economic policy
- real estate portfolios