DP16989 Mortgage-Backed Securities
|Author(s):||Andreas Fuster, David O Lucca, James Vickery|
|Publication Date:||February 2022|
|Keyword(s):||agency mortgage-backed securities, covered bonds, Mortgage finance, option-adjusted spreads, Securitization, TBA|
|JEL(s):||G10, G12, G21|
|Programme Areas:||Financial Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=16989|
This paper reviews the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market, with a particular emphasis on agency residential MBS in the United States. We discuss the institutional environment, security design, MBS risks and asset pricing, and the economic effects of mortgage securitization. We also assemble descriptive statistics about market size, growth, security characteristics, prepayment, and trading activity. Throughout, we highlight insights from the expanding body of academic research on the MBS market and mortgage securitization.