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Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group provides analysis of current and historical data for the economy, housing and mortgage markets, and forecasts trends to help decision-makers anticipate opportunities and developments.

Economic & Housing Outlook

The monthly Economic Outlook includes the Economic Developments Commentary, Economic Forecast, and Housing Forecast – which detail interest rate movement, the housing market, the mortgage market, and the overall economic climate.

Economic & Housing Weekly Note

The Economic & Strategic Research Group also provides a weekly snapshot of current macroeconomic and housing data.

Fannie Mae Receives Top Honors for Most Accurate Macroeconomic Forecast

Chief Economist Doug Duncan and Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group received the 2022 Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy. The prestigious award, presented by Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, recognizes the ESR Group's outstanding macroeconomic forecast work for the four-year period from 2018-2021, and uses as its criteria the smallest average error for predictions of gross domestic product, inflation, and unemployment. Learn more about the Lawrence R. Klein award here.

Opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views of Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group included in these materials should not be construed as indicating Fannie Mae’s business prospects or expected results, are based on a number of assumptions, and are subject to change without notice. How this information affects Fannie Mae will depend on many factors. Although the ESR Group bases its opinions, analyses, estimates, forecasts, and other views on information it considers reliable, it does not guarantee that the information provided in these materials is accurate, current, or suitable for any particular purpose. Changes in the assumptions or the information underlying these views could produce materially different results. The analyses, opinions, estimates, forecasts, and other views published by the ESR Group represent the views of that Group as of the date indicated and do not necessarily represent the views of Fannie Mae or its management.


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Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan and the ESR Group won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy in 2022. Click here to be notified when new research is published.

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