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Jim Wilcox

Filene Advisor

Biography

Jim is a nationally recognized authority on credit unions and banking, housing and mortgage markets, monetary policy, and interest rates. He previously served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board, on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and at the Comptroller of the Currency.

A professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Jim weaves his macroeconomic, housing, financial market, and regulatory insights into his analysis of and forecasts for credit unions and the economy in which they operate.

For interview and other media requests, contact Holly Fearing at 608.661.3758 or hollyf@filene.org.  

Mortgages and Credit Union Performance: 1980–2011

Today, credit unions hold a quarter of their assets in residential mortgages, and this report charts mortgage trends from the past three decades, revealing that these loans have persistent positive effects on credit union performance. Among the findings: Credit unions’ direct holdings of mortgages grew rapidly over the past three decades, from...