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  • Economic Policy Conference
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    Economic Policy Conference

    White House economic officials and fiscal policy experts talked about economic growth, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on economies, and global fiscal policy at a series of panel…

  • Budget and Economic Outlook
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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel testified before the House Budget Committee about his agency’s recent report on the budget and economic outlook for fiscal years…

  • GovernmentSponsored Enterprises Panel 2
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    Government-Sponsored Enterprises, Panel 2

    The Urban Institute hosted a discussion on government-sponsored enterprises, known as GSEs. This panel focused on how the credit risk of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can be more widely…

  • Panel on 2008 Financial Crisis Part 2
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    Panel on 2008 Financial Crisis, Part 2

    The American Enterprise Institute hosted a day-long conference looking back at the 2008 financial crisis. This portion included a panel discussion with economic scholars on the various causes of the…

  • Discussion on Monetary Policy and Economic Downturn
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Speakers talked about the economy and future tools available to lawmakers when another recession hits. Several of the panelists worked in previous administrations including those of…

  • Discussion on Economic Policy in the George W Bush Presidency
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    Economic Policy in the George W. Bush Presidency

    Panelists talked about economic policy during the George W. Bush administration. Speakers included officials who served in the Council of Economic Advisers, the National Economic Council, and the…

  • Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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    Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their conservatorship. He said that the Federal Housing Finance Agency would stay out of the…

  • Washington Journal Mortgage Payments
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    Home Affordable Modification Program

    Phillip Swagel talked about the five-year anniversary of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which allows at-risk homeowners to temporarily reduce their mortgage payments. As of early 2014, over one million…

  • 2008 Financial Crisis Economic Advisors Panel
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    2008 Financial Crisis, Economic Advisors Panel

    Economic advisors from the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations talked about the economic impact of the 2008 financial crisis. David Wessel moderated. “2008 Revisited: The Economics of the Crisis” was…

  • UMD Holds Briefing on Financial Regulatory Reforms
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    Financial Regulatory Reform

    Aaron Klein talked about financial regulatory reform. He described his experiences as the chief economist of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and gave a chronology of the 2002…

  • Regulation of Large Banks
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    Regulation of Large Banks

    Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers.

  • US Housing Market and the Economy
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    U.S. Housing Market and the Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the economy and solving the foreclosure crisis in the housing industry. 78,000 households received first-time default notices in August, representing…

  • Republican Job Creation Proposals
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    Republican Job Creation Proposals

    Phillip Swagel talked about Republican proposals for job creation and economic growth, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Some of the proposals include reducing…

  • Future of Housing Finance Day Two
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    Future of Housing Finance, Day Two

    During the second day of a conference on housing finance issues, participants talked about mortgage packaging by finance companies into securities and government-backed companies like…

  • Global Financial Reform
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    Global Financial Reform

    Georgetown Business School and PricewaterhouseCoopers held a conference on the implementation of the new financial regulation law. Scholars, analysts and regulators all discussed different…

  • Future of Home Mortgage Finance
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    Future of Home Mortgage Finance

    Witnesses spoke about replacing government-backed mortgage holding companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with private companies that would receive minimal government support. Among the…

  • Financial Industry Regulations Business Interests
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    Financial Industry Regulations, Business Interests

    The House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate systemic risk and provide for prudential banking overhaul. The proposed legislation would give federal…

  • Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures
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    Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

    A hearing was held on the compliance of the mortgage industry in response to a request to delay foreclosures until the institution of the Hope for Homeowners Program. Topics included the…

  • Preventing Mortgage Disclosures  Part 2
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    Preventing Mortgage Disclosures, Part 2

    A hearing was held on the compliance of the mortgage industry in response to a request to delay foreclosures until the institution of the Hope for Homeowners Program. Topics included the…

  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    Assistant Secretary Swagel was interviewed about the state of the U.S. economy, including the stock market, subprime mortgage rates, the housing industry, and the ‘credit crunch.’ After he…

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