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'Til Mortgage Do Us Part: The Science

Economists discuss human dimensions of nation's mortgage crisis

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Text and Background Photo: July 29, 2009, Til Mortgage Do Us Part: The Science

The National Science Foundation marks the one year anniversary of enactment of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 with a media webcast on July 29 that examines the human dimensions of the nation's mortgage crisis.

Credit: Genna Duberstein, National Science Foundation

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Yale University economist Robert Shiller, who predicted the housing market crash in 2006; Caltech economist Dr. Colin Camerer, one of the founders of a new field called neuroeconomics that studies brain scans to understand economic decision making; and economist Nancy Lutz, program director for economics at NSF discuss nation's mortgage crisis.

Credit: National Science Foundation