Archive: April 2022

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Cameron DeChurch

Posted on April 21, 2022

I was drawn to this project because I am interested in the intersection of economics and history. This American Predatory Lending Bass Connections team studies the 2008 Housing Crisis from many unique lenses, and I was eager to expose myself to not only the content of the project, but also the different types of analysis Continue Reading »

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Raghav Rasal

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Raghav Rasal studies Economics with minors in Chinese and Statistics. He contributes to the Business Analysis and Policy Analysis teams. He is working on an executive summary highlighting North Carolina’s mortgage legislations prior to and post the subprime crisis. Raghav grew up in 4 countries and speaks 5 languages.

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Carolyn Chen

Posted on December 28, 2021

Carolyn Chen was an undergraduate student at Duke University. She studied Computer Science, concentrating in Data Science. She contributed to the Oral History and Business Analysis teams. She conducted interviews for the team’s oral history archive and worked on the team’s case studies of various financial institutions in the run-up to the crisis.

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Charlie Zong

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Charlie Zong studies Philosophy with a certificate in Policy, Journalism, and Media Studies. For 2019-2020, he contributed to the legislative analysis and oral history teams. For 2020-2021, he contributes to the business analysis and technology teams. He is working on a project to analyze differing definitions of “predatory lending” Continue Reading »

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Jessie Xu

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate at Duke University, Jessie Xu studies public policy and economics. She works on data analysis of the business perspective toward the crisis, and a legislative analysis focused on the 1999 Anti-Predatory Lending Law. As a result of joining the team, Jessie is interested in pursuing a career in banking regulation and consumer financial Continue Reading »

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Darielle Engilman

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Darielle Engilman studies Public Policy and Religious Studies with a minor in Economics. She contributes to the Oral History and Business Analysis teams. She is currently working on a case study of Long Beach Mortgage Corporation.

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William Zhao

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, William Zhao studies Economics with a concentration in financial economics and Mathematics. He contributes to the data analysis and business analysis teams, and he is studying the evolution of mortgage underwriting and the state-level mortgage markets.

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Sarah Zhao

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Sarah Zhao is pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Economics with a Finance Concentration. She contributes to the Business Analysis team and leads the Marketing sub-team. She worked on a subset of Evolution of Mortgage Lending examining the progression of lending rates through time and their role in Continue Reading »

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Jake Satisky

Posted on December 28, 2021

An undergraduate student at Duke University, Jake Satisky is completing a Public Policy major with a Political Science minor. He contributes to the Business Analysis and Editing teams. He is primarily working on the Colonial Bank case study. Fun fact: For Jake’s first grade talent show, he named all the presidents in reverse order.

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Michael Dymond

Posted on December 28, 2021

An MBA student at Duke University, Michael Dymond is completing his MBA degree with a focus in economics and finance. He contributes to the Data Analysis and Business Analysis teams. Michael is working on projects including case studies on banks that faltered during the financial crisis and text analytics on the trove of oral history Continue Reading »