Gimme Shelter: The Future of the U.S. Housing Market featuring Mark Zandi

At dinner tables, around water coolers, and in political debates around the country, many are confused about what capital markets do and if they matter to Main Street. Many in Washington, D.C. question the value of capital markets. Third Way's Capital Markets 101 sessions were launched to help answer many of the questions surrounding what capital markets do in order to have a more nuanced, thoughtful policy debate, and help policymakers understand the value capital markets provide to all Americans.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, our featured guest was Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody's Analytics. This event provided a snapshot of where government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform is headed. Zandi addressed the federal role in housing in a post-Fannie and Freddie era. He also talked about the future of mortgage-backed securities and the housing market as the federal government endeavors to scale down its role in the mortgage finance system. A transcript of the event can be found above

Pictures from the event are available via Flickr.

Event Details



November 22, 2013

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385

2 Constitution Avenue Northeast

Washington, D.C. - 20002


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