Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs): An Institutional Overview
Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Congress chartered government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to improve the workings of credit markets. This report briefly describes the nature of GSEs, their mixed governmental-private nature, the differences between GSEs and government agencies, and concerns about and supporting arguments for GSEs. This report will be updated as events warrant.