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Research and Statistics 

The Division of Research and Statistics is responsible for developing and presenting economic and financial data and analysis for the use of the Board, the Federal Open Market Committee, and other Federal Reserve System officials. This information serves as background for the formulation and conduct of monetary, regulatory, and supervisory policies. In addition, the division fosters a broader understanding of issues relating to economic policy by providing leadership in economic and statistical research and by supplying data and analyses for public release.

Household and Real Estate Finance

The Household and Real Estate Finance section analyzes current policy issues and conducts research on how and why households borrow money and on the effects of these borrowing decisions on the broader economy. The section also studies the financial institutions and markets that supply household credit, including the housing government-sponsored enterprises and the asset-backed securities markets. In addition, the section is responsible for analysis of commercial real estate finance.

  • Elliot Anenberg

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Neil Bhutta

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

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    Jane K. Dokko

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Gregory Elliehausen

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Sarena F. Goodman

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

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    Felicia F. Ionescu

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Steven M. Laufer

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Geng Li

    Senior Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

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    Alvaro Mezza

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Shane M. Sherlund

    Chief

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

  • Kamila Sommer

    Economist

    Household and Real Estate Finance

    Research and Statistics

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Last update: April 21, 2014