Speaker Biographies

Jochen Andritzky is an economist in the International Monetary Fund’s Strategy,
Policy, and Review Department. He has previously worked on the Ireland
program and in the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs and Monetary
and Capital Markets Departments. During 2008–2010 he served as resident
adviser in Ukraine. His research focuses on sovereign debt, macrofinancial
linkages, and crisis resolution.
Larry Cordell is vice president of the Risk Assessment, Data Analysis, and
Research group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He previously
served as a special advisor in several Federal Reserve System initiatives during
and following the 2008 financial crisis, including the examination team that
evaluated the capital adequacy of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the
Supervisory Capital Assessment Program (SCAP), and the 2010-2015
Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) exercises. He has also
been an adjunct professor in Penn State’s master of finance program. Before
coming to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Cordell was vice president
of risk analytics and chief economist at Radian Group. This followed an 11-year
post as an economist at Freddie Mac, where he was among the economists that
developed Loan Prospector, the first commercially available automated
underwriting scoring model for the US mortgage market. Larry also headed the
team that developed Early Indicator, the most widely used behavioral scoring software that assists
mortgage servicers in managing delinquent accounts. Cordell has published widely in areas of fixedincome research, real-estate economics, banking, and finance. He received his PhD in economics from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Laurie Goodman is the director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the
Urban Institute. This center is dedicated to providing policymakers with
data-driven analysis 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 a number
of Wall Street firms. From 2008 to 2013, Laurie was a senior managing
director at Amherst Securities Group, LP, a boutique broker/dealer
specializing in securitized products. Her strategy effort became known for its
analysis of housing policy issues. From 1993 to 2008, Laurie was head of
Global Fixed Income Research and manager of US Securitized Products
Research at UBS—which was ranked first by Institutional Investor for 11
consecutive years—and predecessor firms. Laurie has also been a senior
fixed income analyst, a mortgage portfolio manager, and a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank
of New York. She has published more than 200 articles in professional and academic journals and
coauthored and coedited five books. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame
in 2009. She serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial and is a member of the Bipartisan Policy
Center’s Housing Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable,
and the New York State Mortgage Relief Incentive Fund Advisory Committee. She received a BA in
mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD in economics from Stanford
Adam Levitin is a faculty member at Georgetown University. He specializes
in bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial regulation. His research focuses
on consumer and housing finance, payments, and debt restructuring; his
scholarship has won several awards, including the American Law Institute’s
Young Scholar’s Medal. Levitin currently serves on the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, and he has previously
served as the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American
Bankruptcy Institute, and as Special Counsel to the Congressional Oversight
Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Before joining the Georgetown
faculty, Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring
Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, and served as law clerk to the
Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third
Circuit. Levitin holds an AB from Harvard College, an MPhil and an AM from
Columbia University, and a JD from Harvard Law School.
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