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Wake Forest to host lecture on housing and mortgage crisis


September 30, 2008

Wake Forest University will host a free, public lecture titled “Making Sense of the Housing and Mortgage Crisis” at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Annenberg Forum located in Carswell Hall, Room 111. 

The lecture, presented by John Duca, vice president and senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will address the current developments in the housing and mortgage markets including factors behind the boom and bust in the housing market and the role of non-prime mortgage products.

Duca earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his doctorate in economics from Princeton University.  He researches macroeconomics, finance, money, credit, labor markets, housing and banking.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Duca currently co-leads the macroeconomics group, leads the financial side of the macroeconomic research group and co-edits its Working Paper series. His major policy work includes numerous briefings and presentations on the U.S. economy and financial markets.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest economics department and the Social Science Research Seminar. 

For more information, call (336) 758-5334.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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