Policy groups to explore housing crisis in upcoming forum

Friday, April 23, 2010

Join 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 on Wednesday, May 5th for­ Understanding the Housing Collapse: What is to Blame and What Can Be Done?  The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Auditorium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.  Please RSVP to polly@rappaportinstitute.org.


–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

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

–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

Event is free, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP to polly@rappaportinstitute.org.

Government-issued photo ID is required for admittance to the building. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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