President and Chief Economist - Fannie
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
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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