The PMI Group appointed David Berson as chief economist and strategist. Berson's focus includes domestic and global market research and planning, support of government relations and public policy and strategic environmental planning. He has also acted as a PMI spokesperson on topics related to global economic housing, and mortgage market conditions, prospects, and policy. Berson comes to PMI from Fannie Mae, where he was vice president and chief economist since 1989. At Fannie Mae, Berson was responsible for advising 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. Berson was a senior member of the corporate strategy group, where he provided alternative views and risk analyses based on economic and market changes.

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