Systemic Risk

Publications

, Real Clear Markets
If You Believe In Dodd-Frank, You Can’t Also Believe In Fannie, Freddie
Alex J. Pollock

Members of Congress whose financial markets credo begins with “I believe in the Dodd-Frank Act,” experience severe cognitive dissonance when faced with the systemic financial risk created by…

, The Hill
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to be labeled as systemically important
Alex J. Pollock

The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing this summer on whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be designated as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). Absolutely nobody there,…

, S&P Global
Uncommon ‘too-big-to-fail’ market utility label possible for Fannie, Freddie

From S&P Global:

“Fannie and Freddie continue to represent giant moral hazard, as they always have,” Alex Pollock, a senior fellow at the Washington think tank R Street Institute, said in an…

, DS News
Are Fannie and Freddie Systemically Important?

From DS News:
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be Designated as Systemically Important Financial…

, Global Capital Euroweek
Experts tell Senators: ‘No question’ Fannie and Freddie are systemically important

From Global Capital Euroweek:

While Holtz-Eakin and R Street Institute senior fellow Alex Pollock agreed on the SIFI designation, a dissenting view was represented by Susan Wachter, professor of…

, National Mortgage News
Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs

From National Mortgage News:
Both Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the president of the American Action Forum, and Alex Pollock, a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute, argued that Fannie and…

, Congressional Record
Committee Meetings: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

From Congressional Record:
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be designated as systematically…

Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be Designated as Systemically Important Financial Institutions?
Alex J. Pollock

Testimony of
Alex J. Pollock
Distinguished Senior Fellow
R Street Institute
Washington, DC
To the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
          …

Letter to Financial Stability Board on SIFI Oversight
Alex J. Pollock

Alex J. Pollock and Thomas H. Stanton
Washington…

, Peacefare
Too big to fail or bail
Alex J. Pollock

From Peacefare:
On June 4 the American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion titled “Europe’s Populist and Brexit Economic Challenge” moderated by Alex J. Pollock of the R Street…