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What is the Social Discount Rate? MIT Economists Weigh In

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In a comment letter to the Office of Management and Budget on Circular A-4 that guides federal agencies in conducting benefit-cost analyses, a dozen MIT professors, many affiliated with the Golub Center for Finance and Policy, offered suggestions [...]

Jul 19, 2023
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MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy Public Policy

Edward Golding op-ed on FHFA and mortgage risk pricing

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MAY 4 – 2023 “BankThink: No, FHFA is not encouraging a race to the bottom.” Recently, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, acting in its capacity as conservator of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, made some modest changes in the pricing of mortgage risk. These modest changes [...]

May 4, 2023
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