Karl Case

Professor of Economics at Wellesley College

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Professor of Economics at Wellesley College; co-principal of the S&P/Case-Shiller Index which measures movement in US home prices

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First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil
of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets
and the stock market. Experts are asking…

Can Washington Contain the Mortgage Meltdown?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market. Experts are asking…

from Which Way, L.A.?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market.

Can Washington Contain the Mortgage Meltdown?

First it was just defaults of sub-prime mortgages, but now the turmoil of a shaky housing industry is spreading throughout the credit markets and the stock market.

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