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Has the Mortgage Pendulum Swung Too Far?

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy welcomed experts on mortgage inequality and access to mortgage credit for a full day conference on September 30. The day included a keynote speaker and three panels:

Keynote Speaker: Michael Stegman
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Panel 1:  The Current State of Access to Credit

Moderator: Gary Klein, Senior Trial Counsel, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Panelists:
Neil Bhutta, Principal Economist, Federal Reserve Board
Tom Callahan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Jonathan Spader, Joint Center on Housing Studies, Harvard University
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Panel 2: Innovative Approaches to Accessing Credit

Moderator: Kathleen Engel, Professor, Suffolk Law School
Panelists:
Clark Ziegler, Executive Director, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Dr. Roberto Quercia, Center for Community Capital, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Lisa Davis, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Edward Pinto, Resident Fellow and Co-director, International Center on Housing Risk, American Enterprise Institute
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Panel Three:  Primary and Secondary Market Dynamics

Moderator: Edward Kane, Professor of Finance, Boston College
Panelists:

Patricia McCoy, Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor, Boston College Law School
Dr. Susan Wachter, Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance, University of Pennsylvania
Laurie Goodman, Co-director, Housing Finance Policy Center, The Urban Institute
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