Douglas G. Duncan, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). As leader of MBA's research and business development group, Duncan is responsible for providing economic and policy analysis services, legislative and regulatory proposals and industry trends for MBA and its members.
Duncan also oversees industry technology committees and standards development. He has responsibility for the Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA), the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), the Secure Identity Standards Accreditation Corporation (SISAC) and Lender Technologies Corp.
Since joining MBA in 1992, Duncan has served as director and senior director of MBA's research and business development group. In these positions, he broadened and deepened MBA's development of mortgage market and mortgage company data for purposes of policy and industry economic analysis, including company performance benchmarking. In addition to standards development, Duncan oversees other mortgage industry technology initiatives, including electronic mortgages and secured electronic transactions technology.
Prior to joining MBA, Duncan served as a LEGIS fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University, bachelor's and master's degrees from North Dakota State University and an associate's degree from Fergus Falls Community College in Minnesota.