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Who Selected Adjustable-Rate Mortgages? Evidence from the 1989-2007 Surveys of Consumer Finances


John Leonard Beshears


Harvard Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Daniel Bergstresser


Harvard Business School

November 4, 2009


Abstract:     
We find evidence that households selecting Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) during the recent decade were disproportionately those who were less suspicious or who may have had difficulty understanding complicated ARM features that became commonplace prior to the financial crisis.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: Mortgages, ARMs

JEL Classification: G21

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Date posted: November 5, 2009  

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Beshears, John Leonard and Bergstresser, Daniel, Who Selected Adjustable-Rate Mortgages? Evidence from the 1989-2007 Surveys of Consumer Finances (November 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1499959 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1499959

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John Leonard Beshears
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )
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Daniel B. Bergstresser (Contact Author)
Harvard Business School ( email )
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Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States
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