Call for Papers: MIT GCFP 7th Annual Conference, Future of Housing Finance

Conference dates

14 Oct 2020 - 15 Oct 2020


Cambridge, MA



MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy’s 7th Annual Conference
Future of Housing Finance: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions
October 14-15, 2020 • Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by Barclays and MIT GCFP

MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP) is inviting paper submissions for its 7th annual conference, which will focus on the housing finance system in the US and around the globe. Suitable topics include (but are not limited to): restructuring the secondary mortgage market in the US; capital standards and regulation for the risks in housing finance; measurement and government accounting for credit subsidies and contingent liabilities arising from housing finance policy; the design of mortgage products; the design of mortgage securities and trading platforms; and cross-country comparisons of housing finance systems.

The mission of the MIT GCFP is to serve as a catalyst for innovative, cross-disciplinary and non-partisan research and educational initiatives that address the unique challenges facing governments in their role as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system. Each year the GCFP’s annual conference brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss research and new developments in a selected area related to one or more of the main research tracks of the Center:
• Evaluation and Management of Government Financial Institutions
• Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
• Measurement and Management of Risk

This year’s topic cuts across all three areas. Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

For more information about the GCFP and its past conferences, please visit

• Please email a copy of your paper as a PDF by May 15, 2020 to
• The authors of selected papers will be informed by June 15.
• Travel expenses of one author will be reimbursed according to MIT travel guidelines.