At the core of the US financial collapse was the lack of an objective standard of safety and soundness in mortgage underwriting and collateral risk assessment. Opaque information regarding these risks meant that homebuyers, lenders, investors, insurers, regulators, and policymakers had neither incentives nor information to moderate the bubble.
The American Enterprise Institute invites you to join us for this year's international conference on housing risk — cosponsored by the Collateral Risk Network and AEI International Center on Housing Risk — which will focus on new mortgage and collateral risk measures and their applications. Experts from the US, Europe, and Canada will address efforts and proposals to objectively measure housing risk.
More than 150 people attended last year's conference. At this year's conference, you will hear from six panels of experts from academia, the appraisal industry, the financial community, and regulatory bodies.
The Third International Conference on Housing Risk is just one month away in Washington D.C. If you haven't registered yet, use this link to Register. There is no charge for this event.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
Below is the exciting line-up of speakers:
- AEI's Stephen Oliner will present ground-breaking research on collateral risk in four metro areas: Washington, DC, Boston, Miami, and LA (including Riverside-San Bernardino). Additional DC metro research will be detailed regarding the relationship between job growth and home prices at the zip code level
- John Burns of John Burns Estate Consulting will discuss how the Burns' "Housing Cycle Risk Index" helps identify high risk metro areas
- Andreas Kunert of vdpResearch will present new research on measuring collateral risk trends at a micro-level for the Berlin, Germany metro area
- Bruce Marks of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America and I will outline a new approach to low- and middle-income home finance called the Wealth Building Home Loansm, which provides a "Straight, Broad Highway to Building Wealth"
- Sam Chandan of Chandan Economics, along with Thomas W. White and Charles S. Wilkins, both of AEI, will examine the risks associated with multifamily lending and the perils of government guarantees
- And many more (click here for the full agenda)
What: Third International Conference on Housing Risk: New Risk Measures and their Applications, cosponsored by the Collateral Risk Network and AEI International Center on Housing Risk
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 8:15 a.m. – Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1:30 p.m.
Where: AEI, Twelfth Floor 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
How: Use this link to Register There is no charge for this event but register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to the top decision makers and regulators in the country.
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