Mortgage Foreclosures and the Future of Housing Finance

October 25-26, 2010

 

The Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are co-hosting a two-day conference highlighting policy-oriented research focused on U.S. housing and mortgage markets. The conference will emphasize two major issues:  mortgage foreclosures and the future of housing finance.  We will evaluate the current foreclosure situation, emphasizing the adverse neighborhood spillover effects and evaluations of efforts to mitigate foreclosures including loan modification efforts. We will also take a broader perspective and evaluate the future of housing finance. This will include an evaluation of the mortgage interest tax deduction, affordable housing issues, the future role of government-sponsored entities, the future of private-label mortgage securitization, the viability and role of private mortgage insurance, and the role of the Community Reinvestment Act.

 

In addition to research sessions we will also have three special policy panels discussing The Future of Housing Finance, Mortgage Modification Issues and The Future of the Housing GSEs."

 

Information on conference presentations is available on the Conference Materials tab.


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10/25/10
7:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Ben S Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
8:40 AM
Policy Panel: The Future of Housing Finance
Moderator
Daniel G Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelists
David S Scharfstein, Harvard Business School
Susan M Wachter, University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Davidson, President, Andrew Davidson and Co., Inc.
Martin Eakes, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Responsible Lending
Alex J Pollock, American Enterprise Institute
10:20 AM
Break
10:20 AM
Policy Panel: Mortgage Modification Issues and Policy
Moderator
Seth Wheeler, Former Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Panelists
Paul S Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Adam J Levitin, Georgetown University
Richard A Brown, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Douglas A Mcmanus, Freddie Mac
12:30 PM
Luncheon and Keynote
Speaker
Sheila C Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
2:00 PM
Loan Renegotiation and Performance
Moderator and Discussant
Amit Seru, University Of Chicago
  • Strategic Loan Modification: An Options-Based Response to Strategic Default
Sanjiv R Das, Santa Clara University
Ray Meadows, Hult International Business School and the Recovery Company
  • Residential Mortgage Renegotiation during the Great Depression
Andra C Ghent, Baruch College
  • Market-Based Loss Mitigation Practices for Troubled Mortgages Following the Financial Crisis
Sumit Agarwal, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Gene Amromin, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Itzhak Ben-David, Ohio State University
Souphala Chomsisengphet, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Douglas D Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
3:40 PM
Break
4:05 PM
Mortgage Choice
Moderator and Discussant
Edward S Prescott, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Mortgage Choices and Housing Speculation
Gadi Barlevy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jonas D M Fisher, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • $1.25 Trillion Is Still Real Money: Some Facts about the Effects of the Fed’s Mortgage Market Investments
Andreas Fuster, Harvard University
Paul S Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
5:30 PM
Reception
10/26/10
7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM
Policy Panel: The Future of Housing GSEs
Moderator
Deborah J Lucas, U.S. Congressional Budget Office and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists
Dwight Jaffee, University of California-Berkeley
Wayne Passmore, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Michael H Krimminger, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Philip L Swagel, Georgetown University
Larry Cordell, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
10:10 AM
Break
10:35 AM
Secondary Mortgage Markets
Moderator and Discussant
Laurie S Goodman, Amherst Securities
  • Can Securitization Work? Economic, Structural and Policy Considerations
Timothy J Riddiough, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • A Contrast of Ex Ante and Ex Post Relations in the Mortgage Market
Wei Jiang, Columbia University
Ashlyn Nelson, Indiana University
Edward Vytlacil, Yale University
  • Adverse Selection in Mortgage Securitization
Sumit Agarwal, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Yan Chang, Freddie Mac
Abdullah Yavas, University of Wisconsin
12:30 PM
Luncheon
2:00 PM
Loan Renegotiation and Redefault
Moderator and Discussant
Brent W Ambrose, Pennsylvania State University
  • Foreclosure's Wake: The Credit Experiences of Individuals Following Foreclosure
Kenneth P Brevoort, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Cheryl R Cooper, Urban Institute
  • Mortgage Modification and Strategic Default: Evidence from a Legal Settlement with Countrywide
Christopher Mayer, Columbia Business School
Edward Morrison, Columbia Law School
Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia Business School
Arpit Gupta, Columbia Law School
  • The Depth of Negative Equity and Mortgage Default Decisions
Neil Bhutta, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Jane Dokko, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Hui Shan, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
3:40 PM
Break
3:40 PM
Home Ownership Policies
Moderator and Discusant
Robert B Avery, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Affordable Housing Goals and Single-Family Mortgages Acquired by the GSFs
, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • How Sensitive are Homeownership Decisions to Mortgage Interest Tax Subsidies
Christian A Hilber, London School of Economics
Tracy M Turner, Kansas State University
  • Constructive Credit: Revisiting the Performance of Community Reinvestment Act Lending during the Subprime Crisis
Elizabeth Laderman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Caroline Reid, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
3:40 PM

 

 

Last Updated: 10/01/2010


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Hotel Information

L. William Seidman Center
3501 Fairfax Dr
Arlington ,  Virginia   22226
(202) 898-7204

Rate: $176.40 per night, tax included

Deadline: October 8, 2010

 

Please contact N. Michelle Rose for reservations at the phone number above, or via e-mail.


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