Who Owns This House?

WHEN THE PAPER TRAIL DISAPPEARS

Most people by now know the story of how speculation in mortgage-backed securities, along with a host of exotic derivatives built around them, created our banking crisis. The bursting of the housing bubble brought down some of our country’s largest financial institutions and plunged us into the Great Recession that...

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About the Author

Eduardo Moisés Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean of the Cornell Law School. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of property and land use law.