1,034Oct 17, 2013
Housing and Government Finance
Representatives from the Mortgage Bankers Association and National Mortgage news talked the housing market, government financing, and the role of the federal reserve.
1,551Feb 15, 2013
Book Discussion on Bad History, Worse Policy
Peter Wallison talked about his book, Bad History, Worse Policy: How a False Narrative about the Financial Crisis Led to the Dodd-Frank Act, in which he takes a critical look at the ...
905Oct 23, 2012
Book Discussion on The Fateful History of Fannie Mae
James Hagerty of the Wall Street Journal talked about his book, The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall, in which he examined the 1938 creation and 70 year ...
633Oct 17, 2012
Book Discussion on Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail
Thomas Stanton, former staff member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, talked about his book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the ...
225Mar 24, 2011
Home Ownership in the Current Economy
Housing and lending experts talked about the economy and the future of home ownership. Among the subjects they addressed were the future of government sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae ...
148Mar 24, 2011
Housing Finance Market
Financial analysts spoke about reforming the housing finance system and responded to an Obama administration plan on mortgage financing.
1,179Aug 17, 2010
Role of Government in Housing Finance
The Departments of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development co-sponsored a conference on the future of housing finance in anticipation of a comprehensive proposal for new regulations to ...
229Jun 14, 2010
Participants spoke about the U.S. economic recession, state of the housing markets, preventing economic “bubbles” in the future, and proposed financial services industry reform ...
100Apr 15, 2009
Corporations and Credit Rating Usage
The panel talked about the role of the credit rating agencies in economic growth, the difficulties in getting started in the credit rating industry, the regulations of the industry, and logistical ...
164Feb 19, 2009
Nationalization of U.S. Banks
Dean Baker and Alex Pollock talked about what "nationalization"of U.S. banks may mean and the current debate over whether banks should be nationalized, and they responded to telephone calls and ...
49Mar 24, 2008
Historical Perspective on Government Bank Loans
Alex Pollock talked about the economy and compared current government support of financial markets to the government intervention during the Great Depression. The Federal Reserve recently ...
183Sep 20, 2007
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled “Legislative and Regulatory Options for Minimizing and Mitigating Mortgage Foreclosures.” Witnesses testified about the ...
116Sep 19, 2007
Subprime Lending Market
A hearing was held on the threat that turmoil in the subprime lending market poses to the broader economy.
223Mar 27, 2007
Subprime Hybrid Mortgages
Witnesses testified about home ownership and current subprime mortgage practices and products affecting foreclosures. They also talked about proposed guidelines for non-traditional mortgages, ...
46Apr 12, 2005
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Mr. Pollock talked about the regulation and status of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) such as Federal Home Loan Banks. Mr. Pollock advocated ...