Some say Fannie and Freddie were the real cause of the financial crisis. Others say that's baloney. But either way, with rampant foreclosure fraud, a housing market still in ruins, and no good ideas about how to reform the GSEs, what to do about housing policy in the U.S. remains an open question. To talk about some potential answers, join the Roosevelt Institute for an event next Tuesday, September 13 in Washington, D.C.
Phil Angelides, Chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will kick things off by discussing the role Fannie and Freddie did (or did not) play in the crash. Then hear from noted panelists including Roosevelt Institute Fellows Jeff Madrick, Rob Johnson, and Mike Konczal and others as they talk about the government's role in housing and how to reform the GSEs. It will all wrap up with a final address from Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
If you are interested in attending, RSVP by sending an email to Madeleine Ehrlich at mehrlich [at] rooseveltinstitute [dot] org by the close of business on Friday, September 9.