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Through the Faculty Fellows Program, the Institute fosters an environment that encourages cross-disciplinary connections and nurtures a collaborative spirit among faculty across the 12 schools. This program identifies faculty with a demonstrated interest in urban research and provides research and communication services.

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Sarah Rosen Wartell

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President, Urban Institute

Areas of Interest

    About

    Sarah Rosen Wartell is President of the Urban Institute. Wartell, a public policy executive and housing markets expert, previously served in the Clinton administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as Deputy Director for the National Economic Council. She co-founded the Center for American Progress, serving as its first chief operating officer and general counsel. Later, as Executive Vice President, Wartell oversaw its policy teams and fellows. Prior to her work at the Center for American Progress, Wartell practiced law in Washington, DC, was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and was a consultant to the bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission. She directed the Mortgage Finance Working Group and "Doing What Works" government performance programs. Wartell is currently on the boards of the Low Income Investment Fund, Center for Law and Social Policy, Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University. She also serves on the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Her areas of expertise include Community Development, Consumer Finance and Asset Building, and Housing Finance.

    Selected Publications

    Seidman, Ellen, Phillip L. Swagel, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and Mark M. Zandi. 2013. A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform (Occasional Paper). The Urban Institute and the Milken Institute.

    Wartell, Sarah Rosen. 2013. Sustainable Housing Finance: Perspectives on Reforming FHA (Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance). The Urban Institute.

    Wartell, Sarah Rosen. 2013. Addressing FHA's Financial Condition and Program Challenges Part II (Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs). The Urban Institute.

    Friedman, Robert, Ying Shi, and Sarah Rosen Wartell. 2012. Savings: The Poor Can Save, Too. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, 26.

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    President, Urban Institute

    Areas of Interest

      About

      Sarah Rosen Wartell is President of the Urban Institute. Wartell, a public policy executive and housing markets expert, previously served in the Clinton administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as Deputy Director for the National Economic Council. She co-founded the Center for American Progress, serving as its first chief operating officer and general counsel. Later, as Executive Vice President, Wartell oversaw its policy teams and fellows. Prior to her work at the Center for American Progress, Wartell practiced law in Washington, DC, was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and was a consultant to the bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission. She directed the Mortgage Finance Working Group and "Doing What Works" government performance programs. Wartell is currently on the boards of the Low Income Investment Fund, Center for Law and Social Policy, Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University. She also serves on the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Her areas of expertise include Community Development, Consumer Finance and Asset Building, and Housing Finance.

      Selected Publications

      Seidman, Ellen, Phillip L. Swagel, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and Mark M. Zandi. 2013. A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform (Occasional Paper). The Urban Institute and the Milken Institute.

      Wartell, Sarah Rosen. 2013. Sustainable Housing Finance: Perspectives on Reforming FHA (Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance). The Urban Institute.

      Wartell, Sarah Rosen. 2013. Addressing FHA's Financial Condition and Program Challenges Part II (Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs). The Urban Institute.

      Friedman, Robert, Ying Shi, and Sarah Rosen Wartell. 2012. Savings: The Poor Can Save, Too. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, 26.

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