Eric S. Belsky
Eric S. Belsky has served as the director of the division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since August 2014. He oversees the Federal Reserve’s work in consumer-focused supervision, research, and policy analysis, with the aim of promoting a fair and transparent consumer financial services marketplace. Belsky has more than 20 years of experience in housing finance, economics and policy. Before joining the Federal Reserve Board, he served as managing director for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Belsky has also held the positions of director of Housing Finance Research at Fannie Mae and as senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. He has taught at both Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Throughout his career, Belsky has lent his expertise to numerous organizations, including the Opportunity Finance Network, Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council and Bank of America’s National Community Advisory Council. In 2001 and 2002, Belsky served as research director for the bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission established by the U.S. Congress. Throughout his career, Belsky has conducted research on a wide range of housing and urban topics for public and private sector organizations and clients. He has co-edited six books and authored numerous articles and book chapters, and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate.