Laurie S. Goodman

Institute Fellow, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute

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Laurie S. Goodman is an institute fellow at the Urban Institute. She founded the Housing Finance Policy Center at Urban in 2013 and was its director or co-director from 2013-2021. The center provides policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Before joining Urban, Goodman spent 30 years as an analyst and research department manager at several Wall Street firms. From 2008 to 2013, she was a senior managing director at Amherst Securities Group, LP, a boutique broker/dealer specializing in securitized products, where her strategy effort became known for its analysis of housing policy issues. From 1993 to 2008, Goodman was head of global fixed income research and manager of U.S. securitized products research at UBS and predecessor firms, which were ranked first by Institutional Investor for 11 consecutive years. Before that, she held research and portfolio management positions at several Wall Street firms. She began her career as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009. Goodman serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial, Arch Capital Group Ltd., and Home Point Capital Inc. She is a consultant to the Amherst Group and serves on CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has co-authored and co-edited five books. Goodman has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.M. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.