February 19 - 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
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David Berson, PhD

Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, Ohio

An executive level problem-solver, solutions provider, and manager in Data Analytics, Risk Management and Business Economics with significant experience in the insurance, housing and mortgage finance markets. • At Nationwide, created the Leading Index of Healthy Housing Markets (LIHHM), a data-driven view of the national and regional (MSA) housing markets that focuses on the entire housing market’s health rather than simply a projection of house prices or home sales. • At Nationwide, directly advised the board of directors and executive management team on economic and demographic trends and risks • At PMI, successfully integrated newly developed Economic Capital risk models into the firm’s pricing analysis and models, used in all new business pricing decisions. • At Fannie Mae, created, implemented, and managed an economic, housing, and mortgage finance forecast and analysis system that was used extensively by the firm’s senior management team. • 2012-present: Senior Vice President & Chief Economist. Nationwide Insurance • 2007-2012: Senior Vice President, Chief Economist & Strategist, Head of Risk Analytics & Pricing. PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. • 1987-2007: Vice President and Chief Economist. Fannie Mae • 1983-1987: Head, Regional Forecasting Service and Chief Financial Economist, Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates • 1982-83: Visiting Scholar. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City • 1981-83: Assistant Professor of Economics. Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School • 1979-80: Staff Economist. The President’s Council of Economic Advisers Ph.D.: Economics, University of Michigan M.P.P.: Public Policy, University of Michigan B.A.: Economics/History, Williams College

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