Laurie Goodman
Co-Center DirectorUrban Institute's Housing Finance Policy Center
Laurie Goodman is the Co-Center Director for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. This Center is dedicated to providing policy makers with data-driven analysis of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Prior to joining Urban in 2013, Laurie spent 30 years as a mortgage backed securities analyst and research department manager at a number of Wall Street firms, including Amherst Securities, where she developed a reputation for her analysis of housing policy issues, and UBS, where she was a top ranked research analyst. Laurie also spent time as a mortgage portfolio manager, and a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Laurie has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University. She has published more than 200 articles in professional and academic journals and co-authored/co-edited five books.