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Douglas G. Duncan

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Fannie Mae

Douglas G. Duncan is Fannie Mae’s senior vice president and chief economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses on the economy, housing, and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. Duncan also is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their potential impact on the company and the housing industry.

Named one of Bloomberg / BusinessWeek’s 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate and one of Inman News’100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for 2011, Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information and analyses on the external business and economic environment, the implications of changes in economic environment to the company's strategy and execution, and forecasting for housing activity, demographics, overall economic activity, and mortgage market activity.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Duncan was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. His experience also includes service as a LEGIS Fellow and staff member with the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs for Congressman Bill McCollum in the U.S. House of Representatives, and work on the Financial Institutions Project at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Duncan received his Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.