Is Housing Ready for a Rebound?

David Kotok, who published regularly in the Think Tank, is hosting a conference in Philadelphia in May:


29th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference Tuesday, May 24, 2011 “Is Housing Ready for a Rebound?

QE2, Housing and Foreclosures: Are they Related?”

7:30AM – 8:00AM • Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 8:15AM • Welcoming Remarks:
-George Tsetsekos, Dean, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
-David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors & Vice Chair, GIC

8:15AM – 9:20AM • Session I: Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A “Fannie/Freddie: Where Have We Been and Where are We Going?”
-Josh Rosner of Graham Fisher & Co. Co-Author of Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
-Chris Whalen of Institutional Risk Analytics. Author of Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream
-Michael Lewitt, Author of The Death of Capital: How Creative Policy Can Restore Stability

Moderator: Gretchen Morgenson, Assistant Business and Financial Editor of The New York Times . Co-author of Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

The speakers above will be available for a book signing during the break.


9:20AM – 9:50AM • Session II: “Outlook for Housing Recovery” Followed by Audience Q&A
-David Berson of PMI

9:50AM – 10:25AM • Keynote Speaker: Tom Hoenig, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

10:25AM – 10:45AM • Coffee Break and Book Signing

10:45AM – 11:25AM • Session III: “What Does QE Mean for U.S. Housing?” Followed by Audience Q & A
-Maria Pia Olivero, Dept of Economics, LeBow College of Business
-Mark Vitner, Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Moderator: TBA

11:25AM – 12:10PM • Session IV: “GSEs: What To Do and How to Do It.” Followed by Audience Q & A
-William Poole, Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

12:10PM – 12:20PM • Summary and closing comments by Bill Dunkelberg, Chair, GIC

7:30AM – 12:30PM Behrakis Grand Hall, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

Registration: $50 – Members $100 – Non-Members and includes a one-year membership Registration Available Online: Contact: Jillian Fornito at GIC at or 215-898-9453 Global Interdependence Center • 3701 Chestnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215-898-9453 •

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