Insight & Thought Leadership on the Global Economy

When Mark Zandi talks, people listen. This fine book (Paying the Price) evaluates the policy responses to the financial crisis and the Great Recession in his usual authoritative and objective manner—a rare combination. You should read it. — Alan S. Blinder, Economics Professor, Princeton University, and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform

Mark Zandi joins coauthors  Ellen Seidman, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and former director of Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision; Phillip Swagel, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a former assistant treasury secretary for economic policy; and Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute and a former deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council to propose a pragmatic reform of the housing finance system.

“A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform” addresses five goals: ensuring system stability and liquidity; ensuring access and equity for borrowers; strengthening affordable housing; limiting the government’s role and risk; and establishing private-sector incentives, competition, and innovation.

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