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The Future of Housing in America: An Interview with Donald H. Layton

February 13th, 2017

New home construction lags previous economic cycles and appears to be shifting away from single-family housing to multifamily rental units.  Is this due to a lack of financing for new construction specific to this cycle or to underlying demographics, labor market dynamics, land use and availability, or to behaviors and preferences, especially among millennials that impact demand? To get a perspective on these questions, we spoke with Donald H. Layton, chief executive officer of Freddie Mac.

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The Existential Threat from Within

January 31st, 2017

Gail FolserPresident Trump’s first week in office was marked by a blast of executive orders; revisions in the permanent National Security Council membership with the addition of Steve Bannon and the relegation of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dunford, and National Intelligence Director designee, Dan Coats, to occasional visitors; and bold statements about import tariffs and the Mexican wall.

Did the Lagging Housing Recovery Impact Election Outcomes?

January 25th, 2017

A popular post-election narrative says that voters who have not participated in the recovery during this economic cycle felt disenfranchised and therefore were more likely to have voted for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton.

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Our global outlook reports examine the dynamics that shape the global economy and outline our expectations for regional and global economic growth over the next few years.

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In our view, U.S. stock markets are banking on much more legislative change than will actually occur this year – a year in which many companies are as likely to be losers as winners.


On January 9, 2017, GFG once again convened a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders from around the world to exchange insights on key issues in the global business operating environment.


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