Government Sponsored Entities: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Journal of Structured Finance 14, No. 1, pp. 18-22, Spring 2008

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2008 Last revised: 14 Aug 2008

Ramon P. DeGennaro

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance

Abstract

The US Government's influence is large in many areas and the financial sector is no exception. This article provides a brief overview of two Government Sponsored Entities that dominate the market for mortgages in the United States: The Federal National Mortgage Association, better known as Fannie Mae (or just Fannie), and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac (Freddie).

Keywords: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSE

JEL Classification: G18, G21, G28, L85

Suggested Citation

DeGennaro, Ramon P., Government Sponsored Entities: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Journal of Structured Finance 14, No. 1, pp. 18-22, Spring 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1142662

Ramon P. DeGennaro (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance ( email )

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Knoxville, TN 37996
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