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Leading Economists and Policymakers to Discuss "Past, Present and Future of the Government Sponsored Enterprises"


ST. LOUIS —Leading academics, financial market experts and policymakers from across the country will join the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to discuss the “Past, Present and Future of the Government Sponsored Enterprises” on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Bank’s Gateway Conference Center.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will give opening remarks at the conference.  Participants and the papers presented are as follows:

  • Robert Van Order, professor of finance, George Washington University
    “Housing Policy, Subprime Markets and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac”
  • John C. Weicher, director, Center for Housing and Financial Markets, Hudson Institute
    “Homeownership, Risk and the GSE Affordable Housing Goals”
  • Shawn Moulton, Ph.D. candidate in economics, University of Notre Dame
    “The 1992 GSE Act and Loan Application Outcomes”
  • Dwight M. Jaffee, professor of finance and real estate, University of California–Berkeley
    “The GSEs and U.S. Mortgage Market Reform: The Argument for Mortgage Market Privatization”
  • Lawrence White, professor of economics, New York University
    “Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie, Freddie and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance”
  • Alex J. Pollock, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute
    “Fannie and Freddie In Partes Tres”

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