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Laurie Goodman


Laurie Goodman is the Center Director for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. This Center is dedicated to providing policy makers with data-driven analysis of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence.

Prior to joining Urban in 2013, Laurie spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at a number of Wall Street firms. From 2008-2013, Laurie was a Senior Managing Director at Amherst Securities Group, L.P., a boutique broker dealer specializing in securitized products. Her strategy effort became known for its analysis of housing policy issues. From 1993-2008, Laurie was head of Global Fixed Income Research and Manager of U.S. Securitized Products Research at UBS and predecessor firms. The UBS Securitized Products Research group was ranked #1 ranked by Institutional Investor for 11 straight years. Prior to that, Laurie held positions as a senior fixed income analyst, a mortgage portfolio manager, and a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Laurie has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University. She has published more than 200 articles in professional and academic journals and co-authored and co-edited five books. Laurie was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009. She serves on the Board of Directors of MFA Financial, and is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable, as well as the New York State Mortgage Relief Incentive Fund Advisory Committee.




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