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Meta Brown: Publications and Papers

The Graying of American Debt
with Zachary Bleemer, Donghoon Lee, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
In O.S. Mitchell and A. Lusardi (eds.), Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Understanding the Evolution of Student Loan Balances and Repayment Behavior: Do Institution Type and Degree Matter?
with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Wilbert van der Klaauw and Basit Zafar
Economic Policy Review, 25(1), December 2019.

Financial Education and the Debt Behavior of the Young
with John Grigsby, Wilbert van der Klaauw, Jaya Wen, and Basit Zafar
Review of Financial Studies, 29(9): 2490-2522, September 2016.

Do Informal Referrals Lead to Better Matches? Evidence from a Firm’s Employee Referral System
with Elizabeth Setren and Giorgio Topa
Journal of Labor Economics, 34(1): 161-209, January 2016.

Do We Know What We Owe? A Comparison of Borrower- and Lender-Reported Consumer Debt
with Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Economic Policy Review, 21(1): 19-44, October 2015.

How Much Student Debt is Out There?
with Jesse Bricker, Simona Hannon, and Karen Pence
FEDS Notes 2015-08-07, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, 2015.

The Impact of Housing Markets on Consumer Debt: Credit Report Evidence from 1999 to 2012
with Sarah Stein and Basit Zafar
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 47(S1): 175-213, March/April 2015.

Measuring Student Debt and its Performance (PDF)
with Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
In Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt, Brad Hershbein and Kevin M. Hollenbeck, eds. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, pp. 37-52, 2015.

Student Debt Growth and the Repayment Progress of Recent Cohorts (PDF)
with Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 23(1): 331-346, Winter 2015.

The Financial Crisis at the Kitchen Table: Recent Trends in Household Debt and Credit
with Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 19(2): 1-10, 2013.

Young Student Loan Borrowers Retreat from Housing and Auto Markets
with Sydnee Caldwell
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics Blog, April 17, 2013.

A New Test of Borrowing Constraints for Education
with John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri
Review of Economic Studies, 79(2): 511-538, April 2012.

Real-Time Search in the Laboratory and the Market
with Christopher J. Flinn and Andrew Schotter
American Economic Review, 101(2), April 2011.