The Future of Housing Finance Reform

Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Gleacher Center room 306
Contact info (email or phone): 

Joseph Burton, jburton@uchicago.edu, 773-702-3142

Featuring a conversation with

  • Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Benjamin Keys, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Moderated by

  • Alby Gallun, Editor and Senior Real Estate Reporter at Crain's Chicago Business

Please join us as Chicago faculty Amir Sufi and Benjamin Keys address their empirical results on how the housing boom and foreclosure crisis happened, and how we can ensure they will not happen again. With focus on Chicago's housing market, Professor Sufi will discuss the lessons of the housing boom and bust, including the dangers of subsidizing household debt. Professor Keys uses his analysis of housing price data to argue that rather than being the cause of the run-up in home prices, non-traditional financing arrangements were used by consumers to afford housing that was already rapidly becoming more expensive. 

Kindly RSVP online by May 1 at https://www.regonline.com/kreismanhousingbreakfast. There will be a registration fee of $10.00 for this event.