Summit Appoints Dr. Edward Seiler as Chief Housing Economist

February 3, 2017 (Washington, DC)—Summit Consulting, LLC, announces today that Dr. Edward Seiler is appointed as Chief Housing Economist. Dr. Seiler is an experienced econometrician who specializes in applying qualitative risk-assessment techniques to evaluate and score risk in large single-family mortgage portfolios. As Chief Housing Economist, he will provide Summit’s federal and commercial clients with thought leadership for housing and mortgage related projects.

“By appointing a dedicated Chief Housing Economist, Summit is deepening our commitment to rigorous mortgage finance analytics on behalf of our clients,” says Summit Principal Anthony Curcio. “Summit is determined to bring continuous thought leadership to our mortgage finance services, and Eddie’s appointment reflects that determination.”

Dr. Seiler has served as the Director of Mortgage Finance at Summit since 2014. He will continue to serve his federal clients including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration, which insures approximately $1.2 trillion in single-family mortgages. He also serves the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as his commercial clients, providing expert insight for litigation cases pertaining to mortgage matters.

Prior to joining Summit, Dr. Seiler worked for a decade at Fannie Mae, where he served as Director of Economics. In this role, Dr. Seiler directed the development and implementation of analytical models used to guide decisions about credit lost management.

Dr. Seiler lectures graduate-level micro-econometrics at Johns Hopkins University and has published several peer-reviewed articles. He was previously employed as a manager at Bates White (an economics litigation consulting firm) and as a post-doctoral fellow at The Hebrew University. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Chicago, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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