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Ed DeMarco    

Senior Fellow in Residence, Milken Institute; Former Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Ed DeMarco is a Senior Fellow in Residence at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets where he researches issues involving housing finance, housing policy, and financial institution regulation. He is a frequent public speaker on housing matters.

From September 2009 to January 2014 DeMarco served as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and regulator of those companies and the Federal Home Loan Banks. He was named HousingWire Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012 for his impact on housing finance. Prior to being Acting Director, DeMarco was the COO and Senior Deputy Director of FHFA and its predecessor agency from 2006 to 2009. From 2003 to 2006 he was an executive at the Social Security Administration where he was Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy.

Before joining Social Security, DeMarco was Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw analyses of public policy issues involving banks, government sponsored enterprises and other financial institutions. He worked at the U.S. General Accounting Office from 1986 to 1994.

DeMarco received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.

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