New York City / Thursday Nov 13,2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mark Willis & Larry White on Housing Policy

Brown Bag Discussion Series

Room 7-191 Kaufman Management Center 44 West 4th Street New York, NY 10012

Larry White and Mark Willis led a joint brown bag discussion at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project about the challenges and merits of favoring housing through the finance system.


Larry White
Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics / Department of Economics, Stern School of Business

Lawrence J. White is Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Deputy Chair of the Economics Department at Stern. During 1986-1989 he was on leave to serve as Board Member, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, in which capacity he also served as Board Member for Freddie Mac; and during 1982-1983 he was on leave to serve as Director of the Economic Policy Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He is the General Editor of The Review of Industrial Organization and formerly Secretary-Treasurer of the Western Economic Association International.

Mark Willis
Executive Director and Resident Research Fellow / NYU Furman Center

Mark Willis is the Executive Director and a Resident Research Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. Before joining the Center, Mark was a Visiting Scholar at the Ford Foundation, working on research related to community development and the financial services sector. Prior to his time at Ford, Mark spent 19 years at JPMorgan Chase, overseeing its community development programs and products to help strengthen low- and moderate-income communities. Among his many accomplishments there, Mark founded the Chase Community Development Corporation. Before joining Chase, Mark held various positions in economic development and tax policy with the City of New York, including Deputy Commissioner for Development at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and was an urban economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mark teaches Housing and Community Development Policy at NYU's Wagner School and speaks often on urban, housing, and community development affairs. He chairs the Program Planning Committee of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and a number of other boards involved with housing and community development. He has a B.A. in economics from Yale University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in urban economics and industrial organization from Yale University.