The Collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Victims or Villains?
Dale A. Oesterle
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
July 19, 2010
Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010
Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 127
The government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leads to a question over the role of both government sponsored entities in the financial crisis that began in late 2007. Professor Oesterle chronicles the regulatory history of the two organizations, details the conservatorship, notes the subsequent effects of government management, and finally argues that Fannie and Freddie were in the forefront of the crisis. He concludes with a recommendation that Fannie and Freddie be reduced to a role as a broker-dealer, market maker in the mortgage secondary markets.
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Date posted: July 23, 2010 ; Last revised: February 2, 2011