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This week on Banter, we’re joined by Ed DeMarco to discuss the history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, these entities’ role in the 2008 housing market crash, and how (and if) Fannie and Freddie could be reformed. From September 2009 to January 2014, Dr. DeMarco served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and regulator of those companies and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Today, he serves as the president of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Council and a senior fellow in residence at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets. He participated in an AEI public event hosted by AEI Resident Fellow Ed Pinto on whether Fannie and Freddie should be expanding or shrinking their activities. You can watch the full event video at the link below.
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