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David Berson

Richard E. Cripps, CFA
Vice President and Chief Economist - Fannie Mae

David W. Berson is Fannie Mae's vice president and chief economist. He reports directly to the senior vice president - Corporate Strategy. Dr. Berson is responsible for managing the economics department; forecasting and analyzing the economy, interest rates, housing and mortgage finance markets, and advising Fannie Mae's chairman and senior management team on finance, economic, tax, and housing policy issues. He is also a senior participant in the company's strategic planning process.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Berson was a senior economist at the U.S. League of Savings Institutions, chief financial economist at Wharton Econometrics, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and assistant professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School. He also has been an instructor in the business school at the University of Michigan and in the economics department at Villanova University. His government experience includes staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers, and positions in the Office of Tax Analysis at the Treasury Department and the Office of the Special Trade Representative.

Berson is a member of the advisory board for the economics department at the University of Michigan, the economics department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the business school at Howard University.

Berson also is on the board of directors of Crossway Community, a transitional housing project for homeless single-parent families in Montgomery County, Maryland. He is currently the chair of the Adequate Public Facilities Committee for Howard County, Maryland. Berson is a frequent speaker on national and state economic outlooks, housing and mortgage market conditions, and economic and housing policy to the media, business, and housing groups.

Berson has a doctorate of philosophy in economics and a master's of public policy from the University of Michigan. He has a bachelor of arts in history and economics from Williams College.



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