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Webinar: Building a Model UI with R, Spark, and AWS

Rescheduled: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar will be postponed until Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12 p.m. (ET) In many organizations, models are run from someone’s desktop, key assumptions are hard-coded, and sensitivity to the inputs is not always clear to users of the model. Using R, Spark, and AWS, we’ll demonstrate how you......

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Webinar: Demystifying Complex Models Using Open-Source Software and the Cloud

Rescheduled: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar will be postponed until Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12 p.m. (ET) In many organizations, models are run from someone’s desktop, key assumptions are hard-coded, and sensitivity to the inputs is not always clear to users of the model. Using open source statistical software, we will demonstrate how......

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Federal Credit Analysis Tool –…

The Federal Credit Analysis Tool (FCAT) provides users the ability to analyze...

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Using Monte Carlo Simulations to…

This article written by James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Seth H. Giertz, was...

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Property Tax Reform: A Tough…

Decline in house prices makes task more important … and more difficult...

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Are Property Taxes a Silver…

Whether homeowners can expect a short-term reprieve is a less-than-simple question By James...

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WHITE PAPER: Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL)

Lessons from the Federal Government Experience with Lifetime Expected Credit Loss Federal loan programs that oversee loan and loan guarantee portfolios — such as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TAR P), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Program, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Program, and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development......

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Managing the Federal Balance Sheet: The Allure of Loan Sales

The idea of monetizing the federal government’s massive credit portfolio by selling government-held loans into the market surfaces periodically. Loan asset sales have several features attractive to policymakers. They bring in private capital to support areas traditionally served by government programs. They take risk off the government’s balance sheet. They can also appear to offer......

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