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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Housing Finance Market

    Financial analysts spoke about reforming the housing finance system and responded to an Obama administration plan on mortgage financing. 

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    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…

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    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…

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    Housing Market

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Mortgage Foreclosures

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled “Legislative and Regulatory Options for Minimizing and Mitigating Mortgage Foreclosures.” Witnesses testified about…

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    Subprime Lending Market

    A hearing was held on the threat that turmoil in the subprime lending market poses to the broader economy.

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    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…

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    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…

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