Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) designed to expand the dream of home ownership to millions of Americans, cost taxpayers $150 billion to date and growing as bad loans collapsed during the financial crisis.
Four NYU Stern professors ask “where is the outrage?” in running “the largest hedge fund on the planet,” in Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie, Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance. They propose a unique model of mortgage reform, using a novel public-private partnership as the means to transition to a fully private-based system.
NYU Stern Faculty on Mortgage Reform
- Read the NYU Stern Blueprint on Mortgage Finance Reform (PDF)
- Watch a webinar by contributor Stijn van Nieuwerburgh or download slides from his presentation (PDF)
- Watch videos of NYU faculty presentations at the 2011 NYU Stern/University of Maryland Conference on GSEs, Housing, and the Economy
- Watch April 20 Event Video
Other Voices on Mortgage Reform
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NYU Stern Faculty on the Dodd-Frank Act
The NYU Stern authors of Guaranteed to Fail contributed also to Regulating Wall Street, a definitive analysis of The Dodd-Frank Act written by 40 Stern faculty.