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Understanding the Housing Collapse: What is to Blame and What Can Be Done?

May 5, 2010

Welcome:

Yolanda Kodrzycki, Director of the New England Public Policy Centers

Opening Remarks:

Eric Rosengren, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston

Presentations:

Alicia Sasser, Senior Economist, New England Public Policy Center
Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics and Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University
Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Development Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Commentators:

Tina Brooks, Undersecretary, MA Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Thomas N. O'Brien, Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC and Chairman, Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Rebecca Regan, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Loan Fund Officer, Boston Community Capital

Closing Remarks:

David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

This event was cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Research Department and its New England Public Policy Center, and Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

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