Adam J. Levitin

Georgetown University Law Center

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600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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Scholarly Papers (62)

1.

Explaining the Housing Bubble

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 1177-1258, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-15, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-60, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-16
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 07 May 2015
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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housing bubble, securitization, mortgage, MBS, RMBS, CMBS, PLS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSE, informational asymmetries, community reinvestment act, affordable housing goals, irrational exuberance, standardization, housing finance, real estate

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A Transactional Genealogy of Scandal: From Michael Milken to Enron to Goldman Sachs

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 86, pp. 783-868 (2013), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-26, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-034, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-126
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
William W. Bratton and Adam J. Levitin
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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securitization, derivatives, CDO, CBO, CDS, Milken, Enron, SIV, Abacus, First Executive, Imperial Corporation, structured finance, firm, fiduciary, scandal, swaps, SPE, SPV

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Mortgage Servicing

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-09, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2018
Adam J. Levitin and Tara Twomey
Georgetown University Law Center and National Consumer Law Center
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Mortgage, Servicing, MBS, RMBS, CMBS, Servicer, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation

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Securitization: Cause or Remedy of the Financial Crisis?

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1462895, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-31
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 16 May 2012
Adam J. Levitin, Andrey D. Pavlov and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center, Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Finance Area and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
Downloads 1,943 (6,786)
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securitization, mortgages, subprime, bubble, housing finance, MBS, mortgage-backed securities, credit default swaps, mispricing

Payment Wars: The Merchant-Bank Struggle for Control of Payment Systems

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 May 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 733 (30,188)
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credit card, debit card, payment systems, antitrust, MasterCard, Visa, IPO, PayPal, merchant, bank, network, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, Wal-Mart, Industrial Loan Corporations, ILC, PLCC, Private Label, Co-Brand

Payment Wars: The Merchant-Bank Struggle for Control of Payment Systems

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 12, 2007
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit card, debit card, payment systems, antitrust, interchange, merchant discount, MasterCard, Visa, IPO, PayPal, merchant, bank, network, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, Wal-Mart, Industrial Loan Corporations, ILC, PLCC, Private Label, Co-Brand, turn rate, contactless

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The Paper Chase: Securitization, Foreclosure, and the Uncertainty of Mortgage Title

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 63, pp. 637-734 (2013)
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 20 Nov 2013
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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securitization, foreclosure, standing, MERS, UCC, title

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The Merchant-Bank Struggle for Control of Payment Systems

Journal of Financial Transformation, Vol. 17, pp. 73-84, 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 May 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,213 (14,641)
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interchange, credit card, debit card, payment systems, antitrust, Visa, MasterCard, IPO, PayPal, merchant, bank, network, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, Wal-Mart, Industrial Loan Corporations, ILC, PLCC, Private Label, Co-Brand

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The Commercial Real Estate Bubble

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 3, pp. 83-118 (2013), Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-005, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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commercial real estate, CMBS, CDO, bubble, securitization, B-piece, Basel, rating agencies, capital requirements, residential real estate, housing, REMIC

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Resolving the Foreclosure Crisis: Modification of Mortgages in Bankruptcy

Wisconsin Law Review, p. 565, 2009
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 26 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,165 (15,642)
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mortgage, bankruptcy, modification, cramdown, lienstripping, lien-stripping, Nobelman, GSE, chapter 13, 1322(b)(2)

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Rewriting Frankenstein Contracts: The Workout Prohibition in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 82, pp. 1077-1152, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1323546, CLEA 2009 Annual Meeting Paper, Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 33
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 06 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2009
Anna Gelpern and Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,007 (19,423)
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securitization, mortgages, foreclosure, servicing, PSA, pooling and servicing agreement, gold clauses, New Deal, public utility holding company act, Frazier-Lemke Act, contract, collective action, workout, modification, externalities, MBS, RMBS, CMBS, bankruptcy

Priceless? The Social Costs of Credit Card Merchant Restraints

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 973970, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 973970
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, surcharges, discounts, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, merchant restraints, debit cards, unbanked, subsidization, interchange, merchant discount, cognitive bias, framing effect, underestimation bias, spending restraint bias, inflation, bankruptcy

Priceless? The Social Costs of Credit Card Merchant Restraints

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 973970, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 973970
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2008
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, surcharge, interchange, discounts, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, merchant restraints, debit cards, unbanked, subsidization,merchant discount, cognitive bias, framing effect, underestimation bias, spending restraint bias, inflation, bankruptcy, savings, payment

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The Anti-Trust Superbowl: America's Payment Systems, No-Surcharge Rules, and the Hidden Costs of Credit

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 265, 2005
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 01 Apr 2005
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 857 (24,643)
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Credit cards, surcharges, no-surcharge rule, no-discrimination rule, cash discounts, truth-in-lending act, cross-subsidization, inflation, payment systems, debit cards, antitrust, regulation z, reg z, frequent flyer

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The New Bond Workouts

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-9, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 356/2017
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2017
William W. Bratton and Adam J. Levitin
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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Corporations, Bankruptcy, Corporate Finance, Securities, Bonds, Financial Distress, Reorganizations, Debt Restructuring, Trust Indenture Act, Collective Action Clauses, Unanimous Action Clause, Creditor Coercion, Exit Consents, Intercreditor Duty of Good Faith

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Priceless? The Costs of Credit Cards

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 973974, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 973974
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 26 Mar 2007
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, surcharges, discounts, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, merchant restraints, debit cards, ATMs, interchange, merchant discount, cognitive bias, framing effect, price-fixing, MFN, MCC, monopolization, antitrust, tying, most favored nation, network effect, network externality

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In Defense of Bailouts

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 99, p. 435, 2011, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-08, Georgetown Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 10-19
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 22 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bailout, systemic risk, contagion, common shock, resolution authority, living will, bankruptcy, haircut, GM, AIG

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The Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Pew Financial Reform Project, Briefing Paper, No. 2, 2009, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1447082
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Consumer Financial Protection Agency, consumer protection, plain vanilla, mortgages, credit cards, regulatory arbitrage, safety-and-soundness

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The Politics of Financial Regulation and the Regulation of Financial Politics

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 127, 2014
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 03 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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financial crisis, bailout, Federal Reserve, cramdown, capture, CFPB, Durbin, interchange, money market mutual funds, NAV

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A Critique of the American Bankers Association's Study on Credit Card Regulation

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1029191, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1029191
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2008
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, risk-based pricing, subprime, creditworthy, revolving debt, merit goods, return on assets, risk-based repricing

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The Effect of Bankruptcy Strip-Down on Mortgage Markets

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1087816
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2012
Adam J. Levitin and Joshua Goodman
Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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mortgage, bankruptcy, modification, cramdown, lienstripping, lien-stripping, Nobelman, GSE, chapter 13, 1322(b)(2)

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Skin-in-the-Game: Risk Retention Lessons from Credit Card Securitization

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 813-855 (2013), Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-18, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-116
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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securitization, risk retention, skin-in-the-game, credit cards, excess spread, tranching, information asymmetry, moral hazard, Black-Scholes, option pricing, implicit recourse, rate-jacking, Credit CARD Act

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The Limits of Enron: Counterparty Risk in Bankruptcy Claims Trading

Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 15, pp. 389-429, 2006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Jun 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 573 (42,637)

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Enron, equitable subordination, bankruptcy claims, good faith, creditor, transferee, assignment, counterparty risk, liquidity, distressed debt, vulture funds, loan syndication, credit default swap, bankruptcy, remedy, nemo dat, Refco, short and distort, market manipulation

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An Analysis of the Proposed Interchange Fee Litigation Settlement

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-033, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-125
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2012
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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interchange, credit cards, merchant discount, issuer, acquirer, Visa, MasterCard, MDL 1720, settlement, surcharge, routing, honor all cards, release

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Why Housing?

Housing Policy Debate, Vol. 23, pp. 5-27 (2013), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-28, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-035, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-127
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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bubble, mortgage, housing, interest rates, securitization, agency, CDO

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Introduction

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper Forthcoming, Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 32, pp. 321-369, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-006
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB

Finding Nemo: Rediscovering the Virtues of Negotiability in the Wake of Enron

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 25 Jun 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 265 (105,519)
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Bankruptcy, nemo dat, negotiability, bankruptcy claims, Enron, equitable subordination, equity, liquidity, credit default swap, loan participation, Refco, market manipulation, justified reliance, UCC Article 3, UCC Article 9, security interest, reification, merger doctrine

Finding Nemo: Rediscovering the Virtues of Negotiability in the Wake of Enron

Columbia Business Law Review, pp. 83-177, 2007
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Bankruptcy, nemo dat, negotiability, bankruptcy claims, Enron, equitable subordination, equity, liquidity, credit default swap, loan participation, Refco, market manipulation, justified reliance, UCC Article 3, UCC Article 9, security interest, reification, merger doctrine

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Pandora's Digital Box: The Promise and Perils of Digital Wallets

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 166, 2017
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 19 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Payment Systems, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Privacy, CFPB, Abusive, Digital Wallets, Mobile Wallets, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, ACH, Tokenization, Encryption, PCI, EMV, Honor All Wallets, Honor All Cards

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Information Failure and the U.S. Mortgage Crisis

In THE AMERICAN MORTGAGE SYSTEM: RETHINK AND REFORM, Susan Wachter and Marty Smith, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, Forthcoming , University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 10-19
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2012
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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Credit Crunch, Financial Crisis, Mortgage Pools, Rating Agencies, Subprime Mortgage Credit, Asset Bubbles, Open Information, Transparency, MBS, Informationally Shrouded Mortgages, Default Risk, Securitization, Standardization

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Bankruptcy Markets: Making Sense of Claims Trading

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law, Vol. 4, pp. 64-109, 2010, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-02
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy, claims trading, distressed debt, hedge funds, total return swaps, TRS, empty core, core theory, anticommons, reorganization, bankruptcy claims

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Hydraulic Regulation: Regulating Credit Markets Upstream

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1259406, Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 26, 2009, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1259406
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 08 Jan 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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banks, thrifts, preemption, consumer protection, regulation, securitization, secondary markets, OCC, OTS, chartering, refund anticipation loans, payday loans

Bankrupt Politics and the Politics of Bankruptcy

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-117, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-19
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2014
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy, fiscal federalism, budget deficits, political agency, moral hazard, public choice, creditors' bargain, political economy, state fiscal crises, Chapter 9

Bankrupt Politics and the Politics of Bankruptcy

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 6, p. 1399, 2012
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy, fiscal federalism, budget deficits, political agency, moral hazard, public choice, creditors' bargain, political economy, state fiscal crises, Chapter 9

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The Tenuous Case for Derivatives Clearinghouses

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, 2013, pp. 445-466, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-032, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-124
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2013
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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clearinghouse, derivatives, credit default swaps, CDS, swaps, over-the-counter, margin, capital

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Safe Banking

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 02 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2015
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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fractional reserve banking, 100% reserve banking, shadow banking, monetary supply, deposits, payments, regulatory capture

Toward a Federal Common Law of Bankruptcy: Judicial Lawmaking in a Statutory Regime

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 80, 2006
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 213 (131,775)
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Bankruptcy, equity, court of equity, equitable powers, federal common law, pre-Code practices, non-debtor releases, Bildisco, Ahlers, Grupo Mexicano, Capital Factors, K-Mart, Butner, critical vendors, first day orders, substantive consolidation, equitable subordination, chanelling injunction

Toward a Federal Common Law of Bankruptcy: Judicial Lawmaking in a Statutory Regime

Number of pages: 109 Posted: 04 May 2005
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 177 (156,800)
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Bankruptcy, equity, court of equity, equitable powers, federal common law, pre-Code practices, non-debtor releases, Bildisco, Ahlers, Grupo Mexicano, Capital Factors, K-Mart, Butner, critical vendors, first day orders, substantive consolidation, equitable subordination, chanelling injunction

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The Dodd-Frank Act and Housing Finance: Can It Restore Private Risk Capital to the Securitization Market?

Yale Journal on Regulation, Forthcoming, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-35, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Adam J. Levitin, Andrey D. Pavlov and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center, Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Finance Area and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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Real estate, mortgages, financial regulation, reform, Dodd-Frank Act, mortgage-backed securities, lending models, credit risk information, securitized assets, information shrouding, underpricing, standardization, information asymmetry, risk pricing

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Bankruptcy Law and the Cost of Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2014, HKS Working Paper No. RWP12-037, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-036
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2013
Joshua Goodman and Adam J. Levitin
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy law, cramdown, housing

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Priceless? Costs of Credit Card Merchant Restraints

Number of pages: 90 Posted: 10 Oct 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 359 (75,782)
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credit cards, surcharges, discounts, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, merchant restraints, debit cards, unbanked, subsidization, interchange, merchant discount, cognitive bias, framing effect, underestimation bias, spending restraint bias

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Priceless? The Economic Costs of Credit Card Merchant Restraints

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 1321, 2008, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 973974, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 973974
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 06 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2008
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, surcharges, discounts, no-surcharge rule, honor all cards, merchant restraints, debit cards, ATMs, interchange, merchant discount, cognitive bias, framing effect, price-fixing, MFN, MCC, monopolization, antitrust, tying, most favored nation, network effect, network externality

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Rough Justice? The Nature and Limits of Equitable Subordination

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 May 2006
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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equitable subordination, remedy, standing, priority, bankruptcy, creditor, debtor, punitive, compensatory, equity, inequitable, trustee, debtor in possession, Enron, public adjudication, private adjudication

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A Critique of Evans and Wright’s Study of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1492471, Georgetown Business, Economics and Regulatory Policy Working Paper No. 1492471
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Consumer Financial Protection Agency, consumer credit

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Interchange Regulation: Implications for Credit Unions

Filene Research Institute Research Brief No. 224
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Durbin Amendment, Interchange, Debit Card, Credit Card, Credit Union, Fraud, Multihoming

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Helping Homeowners: Modification of Mortgages in Bankruptcy

Harvard Law & Policy Review Online, Vol. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 294 (94,922)
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bankruptcy, mortgages, securitization, systemic risk, foreclosure

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Junk Cities: Resolving Insolvency Crises in Overlapping Municipalities

California Law Review, Vol. 107, 2019, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 637, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 595
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 29 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2018
Aurelia Chaudhury, Adam J. Levitin and David Schleicher
Independent, Georgetown University Law Center and Yale University - Law School
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Chapter 9, municipal bankruptcy, fiscal crises, insolvency

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Private Disordering: Payment Card Fraud Liability Rules

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, Vol. 5, pp. 1-48, 2011, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2011
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Credit Card, Debit Card, EMV, Chip and PIN, Unauthorized, Fraud, Liability, Least Cost Avoider, Zero Liability Policy, PCI, PCI-DSS

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Second-Liens and the Leverage Option

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 68, 2015, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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second-lien, junior mortgage, leverage, loan-to-value, LTV, CLTV, embedded option

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Remote Deposit Capture: A Legal and Transactional Overview

Banking Law Journal, Vol. 126, pp. 115-122, 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 25 Jan 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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remote deposit capture, RDC, checks, Check 21, fraud

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The Public Option in Housing Finance

46:4 UC Davis Law Review 1111-1173 (2013), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper 11-34, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1966550, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1966550
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 19 May 2015
Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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Real estate, mortgage, housing market, housing finance regulation, financial regulation, government intervention, government sponsored enterprises, public good, mortgage-backed securities, securitization, Great Depression, New Deal, HOLC, Fannie Mae, FHA, Freddie Mac, Dodd-Frank Act

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The Problematic Case for Incentive Compensation in Bankruptcy

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 156, pp. 88-101, 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Jan 2007
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy, corporate governance, performance pay, incentive pay, incentive compensation, performance compensation, unsecured, debt, substantive consolidation, creditors' committee, valuation, residual owner, turnaround

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The Credit C.A.R.D. Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Credit Unions

Filene Research Institute, Research Brief No. 202, 11/09, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-09
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, credit unions, credit C.A.R.D. Act, economies of scale

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Mortgage Market Sensitivity to Bankruptcy Modification

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Adam J. Levitin and Joshua Goodman
Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 170 (162,486)
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bankruptcy modification, mortgage market

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Mortgage Risk Premiums during the Housing Bubble

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2018
Adam J. Levitin, Desen Lin and Susan M. Wachter
Georgetown University Law Center, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School, Department of Real Estate
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housing bubble, risk premium, securitization, private-label

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Public-Private Competition in Payments: The Role of the Federal Reserve

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1420061, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1420061
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Jun 2009
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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Foreword: The Crisis Without a Face: Emerging Narratives of the Financial Crisis

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 63, pp. 999-1010, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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financial crisis, securitization, derivatives, narrative

53.

Pandora's Digital Box: Digital Wallets and the Honor All Wallets Rules

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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digital wallets, mobile wallets, antitrust, vertical nonprice restraint, honor all wallets, honor all cards, tying, credit cards, debit cards, ACH, smart phones, EMV, Chip and PIN, tokenization, PCI

54.

Rate-Jacking: Risk-Based and Opportunistic Pricing in Credit Cards

Utah Law Review, No. 2, p. 339, 2011, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-28, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-136
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2012
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit cards, Credit CARD Act, risk-based pricing, opportunistic pricing, shrouded pricing, double-cycle billing, residual interest, float, securitization, static pool, revolver, transactor

55.

Bankruptcy's Lorelei: the Dangerous Allure of Financial Institution Bankruptcy

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 97, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2018
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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systemic risk, bankruptcy, bank resolution, orderly liquidation authority, contingent convertible bonds, CAT bonds, too-big-to-fail, bailouts, DIP lending

56.

Back to the Future with Chapter 13: A Response to Professor Scarberry

Pepperdine Law Review, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-05, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-03
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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bankruptcy, cramdown, mortgage modification, cramdown, Chapter XIII, Chapter 13, Chapter XII, Williams v. Walker-Thomas, secured credit, Scarberry, foreclosure

57.

Prioritization and Mutualization: Clearinghouses and the Redundancy of the Bankruptcy Safe Harbors

10 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law (2015), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 May 2015
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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clearinghouse, bankruptcy safe harbor, automatic stay, avoidance actions, mutualization, prioritization, derivatives, repo, systemic risk, swaps

58.

Rethinking Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

Homeownership Built to Last: Lessons from the Housing Crisis on Sustaining Homeownership for Low-Income and Minority Families (Brookings, 2014)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Feb 2014
Adam J. Levitin and Janneke Ratcliffe
Georgetown University Law Center and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Community Reinvestment Act, Affordable Housing Goals, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSEs, Federal Home Loan Banks, homeownership, common carrier, duties to serve, access to credit

59.

Overdraft Regulation: Is There a Silver Lining for Credit Unions?

Filene Research Institute Research Brief No. 211 , Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-15
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
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credit union, overdraft, payday, credit cards, Reg E

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Brief of Amici Curiae Consumer Financial Regulation Scholars in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant Leandra English, English v. Trump, No. 18-5007 (D.C. Cir.)

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Feb 2018
Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Law School and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, succession, agency independence

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Amicus Curiae Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States Regarding Underwater Second-Lien Mortgages (Bank of America v. Caulkett & Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona)

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 Feb 2015
Michael T. Kirkpatrick and Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University - Institute for Public Representation and Georgetown University Law Center
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mortgage, bankruptcy, lien-stripping, cramdown, second-lien, junior-lien, negative equity

62.

One Dollar, One Vote: Mark-to-Market Governance in Bankruptcy

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 567
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Edward J. Janger and Adam J. Levitin
Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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