Edward Seiler, Ph.D
Associate Vice President for Housing Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association & Executive Director, Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA)

Dr. Edward Seiler is an economist with over 20 years of experience in financial services. He currently serves as Associate Vice President for Housing Economics at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

His responsibilities include performing economic and econometric research to support MBA’s forecasts and policy positions, writing research reports, and supporting MBA’s affordable housing initiatives.

He is also the Executive Director of The Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA), where Seiler is responsible for managing research agendas, sponsorship, publication process, advisory boards, and budget.

He previously was head of research for Dworbell’s affordable and senior housing organizations and Chief Housing Economist at Summit, an analytics advisory firm with a focus on housing finance.

Prior to joining Summit, Dr. Seiler was Director at Fannie Mae, where he directed the development and implementation of analytical models used to guide credit loss management decisions. He has lectured graduate-level econometrics at Johns Hopkins University and published several peerreviewed articles.

He was earlier employed as a manager at Bates White, an economics consulting firm, and as a postdoctoral fellow at The Hebrew University.

He earned his PhD in economics from The University of Chicago, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.