Jaclene Begley is an economist in the Economic and Strategic Research Group at Fannie Mae. Her research focuses on housing affordability, homeownership, mortgages, and older adults’ housing decisions. She received her doctoral degree in public policy from New York University, where she was a doctoral fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and is an affiliated researcher. Before joining Fannie Mae, Begley was an assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She also spent a summer as a graduate researcher at the University of Hong Kong. Begley received an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley.