Project Overview

Regulation and Environmental Risks in Mortgage Lending

Faculty Sponsor

Michael Connolly (mconnolly@colgate.edu)

Department(s)

Economics

Abstract

Project 1: The RA will contribute to a broad research topic related to environmental risks and mortgage credit. The RA will work on managing a large data set of residential mortgage loans, understand the standard risk factors that contribute to origination and performance of these loans, and ideally perform statistical analysis to study how environmental risks and different regulations influence how banks and non-banks manage risks.

Project 2: The RA will contribute to a broad research topic related to the effect of green mortgage bonds. The RA will work on constructing a data set of green mortgage bond issuance, learn about the structure and pricing of these bonds, and potentially also explore the effect of these bonds more broadly.

Student Qualifications

Project 1: Introductory courses in computer science and statistics are required. Strong familiarity with programming is desired, particularly STATA, R, and/or Python. Experience with econometric techniques is preferred.

Project 2: Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel is required. Experience with econometric techniques is preferred, although not necessary.

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks


Applications open on 01/03/2020 and close on 03/11/2020


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