Found 22 article(s) for author 'Adi Sunderam'

Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges? The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds

Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges? The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds. John Y. Campbell, Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira, January 15, 2013, Paper. “The covariance between U.S. Treasury bond returns and stock returns has moved considerably over time. While it was slightly positive on average in the period 1953–2009, it was unusually high in the early 1980s and negative in the 2000s, particularly in the downturns of 2000–2002 and 2007–2009. This paper specifies and estimates a model in which the nominal term structure of interest rates is driven by four state variables…” Link

Tags: , , , , ,

The Economics of Housing Finance Reform

The Economics of Housing Finance Reform. David Scharfstein and Adi Sunderam, August 1, 2011, Paper. “This paper analyzes the two leading types of proposals for reform of the housing finance system: (i) broad-based, explicit, priced government guarantees of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and (ii) privatization. Both proposals have drawbacks. Properly-priced guarantees would have little effect on mortgage interest rates relative to unguaranteed mortgage credit during normal times, and would expose taxpayers to moral-hazard risk with little benefit…” Link

Tags: , ,