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Arnold Kling

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Arnold Kling has a Ph.D in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he worked at Freddie Mac. There he helped develop models used to price and manage default risk and interest-rate risk. He also spent time directing sampling and reporting for Freddie Mac's quality control. Finally, he worked on a project to automate the underwriting process, incorporating credit scoring in Freddie Mac's process for the first time. More recently, he has written several papers on the financial crisis and housing policy for the Mercatus center. He is the author of five published books.