As Chief Economist and Strategist, Dr. David Berson is responsible for analyses and forecasts of the economy, housing, and mortgage markets; domestic/global market research and planning; support of government relations and public policy; and strategic environmental planning. He also acts as a PMI spokesperson on topics related to global economic housing, as well as mortgage market conditions, prospects and policy. In addition, Dr. Berson manages PMI's Portfolio Management, Analytics & Pricing Group, which is responsible for all credit analytic models and projections for the company. Berson previously was Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, where he advised the company on national and regional economic, housing and mortgage policy and conditions, including forecasts and analyses of the economy, interest rates, and housing and mortgage finance markets. He has also been Chief Financial Economist at Wharton Econometrics, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and assistant professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School. His government experience has included staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisors and economic analyst at the Treasury Department and the Office of Special Trade Representative. Dr. Berson is a past President of the National Association for Business Economics and is a frequent speaker to media and industry groups on the economic outlook, housing, and mortgage markets. Dr. David W. Berson joined PMI as Chief Economist and Strategist on October 30, 2007.He has a doctorate in economics and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in history and economics from Williams College.
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