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Keys to a Sustained Housing Recovery

October 2, 2012
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


The National Press Club, First Amendment Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045


The American Action Forum and the Progressive Policy Institute announced their latest housing event Keys to a Sustained Housing Recovery, which will be held next Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the National Press Club. The event, which will be live streamed, will feature opening remarks from U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, followed by a discussion between Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow, and Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Finally, we will conclude with two panel discussions featuring top economists and housing market experts regarding the future of GSEs and the question of bringing private capital back into the market. The panels will include an audience question and answer session. 


Opening Remarks (8 a.m.)
Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Taking Stock: Is the Housing Market Rebound for Real? (8:30-9:15 a.m.)
Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow
Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Getting Serious About GSE Reform (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Jason Gold, Senior Fellow for Financial Services, Progressive Policy Institute
Gary Thomas, President-Elect, National Association of Realtors
Christopher Mayer, Professor of Real Estate, Columbia University School of Business
Moderator: Margaret Chadbourn, Reuters

Bringing Private Capital Back into Housing Markets (10:15-11:15 a.m.)
Ronald Haynie, EVP, ICBA Mortgage Services
Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Home Builders
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Moderator: Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal