May 2, 2012

Destination Unknown: The Future of GSEs In America

Lawrence J. White

Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics, New York University

Arnold Kling

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Hester Peirce

Former Senior Research Fellow

The government has become deeply involved in the housing market in large part due to the role of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and affordable housing mandates. Although Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has announced intentions to reduce the role of GSEs in the mortgage market this spring, we have yet to see specific plans for reform. Meanwhile, the struggling housing market is clamoring for real, tangible solutions.

Please join Mercatus Center financial services experts Anthony Sanders, Arnold Kling, and Lawrence J. White in discussing the future of GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's role in the U.S. housing market.