Region Focus

Fall 2005

House of Cards?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have helped people to live the “American dream,” supporters say. But many economists worry that they pose a very real threat to taxpayers
By Doug Campbell

Web Links

Passmore, Wayne, Shane M. Sherlund, and Gillian Burgess. “The Effect of Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises on Mortgage Rates.” Real Estate Economics, September 2005.

Utt, Ronald D. “Time to Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #1861, June 2005.

White, Lawrence J. “Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Housing Finance: Why True Privatization is Good Public Policy.” New York University, Stern School of Business, Working Paper EC 04-13.

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