A recognized industry expert, Cutts brings to her new role as Equifax’s Chief Economist over 17 years of economic analysis and policy development experience. Cutts comes to Equifax from Freddie Mac, where she served as Deputy Chief Economist since 2003.
At Freddie Mac, Cutts was responsible for primary and secondary mortgage market analysis and research, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting and was involved in the analysis of affordable lending activities, fair-housing policy, foreclosure prevention and other policy issues affecting housing and mortgage markets. Often quoted as an expert on the subject of housing economics, Cutts has also published numerous studies in academic journals and books on such topics as the economics of subprime lending, the impact of technology on foreclosure prevention, and the market for multifamily mortgages.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac in 1997, Cutts served as assistant professor of economics and senior researcher in the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she did research on housing policy, income distribution, and poverty. Cutts has taught in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Virginia. She serves as a director and advisor on numerous boards including the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association where she also chairs the “Women in Real Estate Network” committee. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia.
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