Ed DeMarco

Ed DeMarco
Ed DeMarco is a senior fellow in residence at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets, where he researches issues involving housing finance, housing policy and financial institution regulation. He is a widely sought expert and frequent public speaker on housing finance. In 2015 he was a visiting professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. From 2009 to 2014, DeMarco served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and regulator of those companies and the Federal Home Loan Banks. He was named HousingWire magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his impact on housing finance. Previously, DeMarco was chief operating officer and senior deputy director of the FHFA and its predecessor agency from 2006 to 2009. DeMarco’s federal service also included the Social Security Administration (2003 to 2006), where he was assistant deputy commissioner for policy; the Treasury Department (1994 to 2003), where he was director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy; and the General Accounting Office (1986 to 1994). He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.

Making Appraisal Reform Part of Housing Finance Reform

Appraisal Reform

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Appraisal Buzz Magazine) A new administration and Congress took office in January, renewing the hope for long-awaited housing finance reform. Such reform is the unfinished business from the financial crisis that began before the Obama administration took office. Today, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in government conservatorships and American …

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Housing Finance Reform: Step-by-Step

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from Ed DeMarco or Milken Institute, you can visit milkeninstitute.org. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery to the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference May 15, 2014 is the high-water mark to-date for housing finance reform legislation.  On that day, a bipartisan vote in the Senate Banking Committee approved the Crapo-Johnson bill, which would have wound down …

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