Housing, Mortgage Finance, and the Macroeconomy - May 19-20, 2005

A conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

In recent years, growth in the U.S. housing market has been particularly strong, aided by a variety of demographic developments, higher incomes, and relatively low interest rates.

In May the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosted a conference that examined various dimensions of the housing market, such as the relationship between house prices and rents, the transmission of monetary policy through housing and mortgage markets, and the competitive impacts of Basel II capital standards on U.S. mortgage rates and mortgage securitization.

Through the presentation and discussion of academic papers, the conference provided a thought-provoking look at housing issues that are important to industry participants and policymakers alike.

Agenda and conference papers