Patrick J. Lawler is Chief Economist and Associate Director for Policy Analysis and Research at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, formerly the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight. He supervises the production of FHFAs House Price Index, as well as analyses on a variety of topics relevant to FHFA. Before joining OFHEO in 1994, Mr. Lawler served for six years as Chief Economist for the Senate Banking Committee where he worked on several key banking and housing finance statutes, including FIRREA, FDICIA, and the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, which established a regulatory framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He also served on the staffs of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
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