Dr. Lynn M. Fisher

Lynn Fisher

Lynn M. Fisher, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Economics
Mortgage Bankers Association

Lynn Fisher serves as Vice President of Research and Economics of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).  In this role, she is responsible for managing MBA's economic and mortgage originations forecasts and developing analysis on issues of importance to the mortgage industry.

Lynn also serves as the Executive Director of MBA's Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA), the Association's 503(c)(3) dedicated  to encouraging and aiding - through grants and sponsored research to distinguished scholars, educational institutions, research facilities, and government organizations - the pursuit of knowledge of mortgage markets and real estate finance.   

Prior to MBA, Lynn served as Associate Professor of Real Estate and the David D. and Carol Ann Flanagan Scholar at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, and on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate.  At MIT, she was director of the MIT/CRE Housing Affordability Initiative.  She received her Ph.D. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, where she concentrated in real estate finance and microeconomics.  She has an MS in business administration and a BA in international politics, also from Penn State.  

Lynn's academic research has focused primarily on home ownership, housing affordability, and mortgage financing.  Her academic work has been featured in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, The Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

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