Host: American Enterprise Institute. Canadian and U.S. housing finance markets have had notably contrasting experiences during the international financial crises of 2007-2009. In a recent World Economic Forum opinion survey, Canadian banks were ranked first in the world for soundness (the United States was tied for 104th). What are the important differences, and what are the similarities, between the two housing finance systems? What lessons do these suggest for thinking about housing bubbles? Are there implications for improving U.S. housing finance structure, instruments, practices, risk management, or regulation? These and other questions will be addressed by our expert panel.
Official Website: http://www.aei.org/event/100191
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