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Harvard’s Eric Belsky named to Fed post

The Federal Reserve on Friday named Eric S. Belsky, a Harvard University housing specialist, to lead the central bank’s Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.

The division conducts consumer-focused research and carries out financial protection and community development programs. Belsky, managing director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, will succeed Sandra F. Braunstein, who recently retired after nearly 27 years at the Fed, including 10 years as director of consumer and community affairs.

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Belsky, also a lecturer in urban planning and design, has led the Joint Center for Housing Studies since 2010. He previously worked as director of housing finance research at Fannie Mae, the government-owned mortgage company, and assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his PhD from Clark University in Worcester.

Belsky begins his new job in August.

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @priyanka_dayal.
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