Economist II

  • Company: Fannie Mae
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Posted: March 13, 2017
  • Reference ID: 49939

Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.

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Develop and review economic models for collateral valuation using public record, proprietary, and appraisal data, for home price index computation, for home price forecast and simulation, and for other mortgage business risk management purpose. The model applications in the team are often integrated with large model application systems across the company. Therefore the researchers are responsible for model development work, prototyping, interfacing, testing, and vetting with other applications outside the team. Communication with team members and customers through technical whitepapers, analytical reports and memos, and presentation slides.
Required: Ph.D in economics, statistics, or other quantitative fields. Graduate school level courses, training or research must have included work with data preparation, complex economic and/or statistical modeling with data using statistical software such as SAS, Matlab, R, or others.

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