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In these podcasts, economists and others with expertise in their fields talk about issues in the news, their research, popular products and services of the St. Louis Fed.

In these podcasts, economists and others with expertise in their fields talk about issues in the news, their research, popular products and services of the St. Louis Fed.

Location:

United States

Description:

In these podcasts, economists and others with expertise in their fields talk about issues in the news, their research, popular products and services of the St. Louis Fed.

Language:

English

Contact:

314-444-8810


Episodes

Timely Topics Economic Equity: Inequality and Stock Market Participation

11/4/2020
YiLi Chien, economist and research officer at the St. Louis Fed, discusses how investing in the stock market can play a role in wealth inequality. He also explains why some people may choose to not invest in stocks, despite their higher returns historically.

Duration:00:19:39

Timely Topics Economic Equity: Community Development

10/21/2020
The St. Louis Fed’s Community Development team discusses their work to promote a more inclusive, equitable economy, “one in which everyone can derive benefit regardless of their background, the color of their skin, their gender, or the ZIP code where they reside.”

Duration:00:22:59

Timely Topics Equity: Demographics

9/30/2020
Researchers at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability discuss how demographic variables—such as birth year, race and education—play into the state of wealth and equity in the United States.

Duration:00:25:29

Educated Workers and America’s Competitiveness

8/31/2020
Alexander Monge-Naranjo, research officer and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, briefly talks about both the challenges and opportunities presented to the U.S. as the rest of the world becomes better educated.

Duration:00:03:33

COVID-19 and Hot Money Credits

7/15/2020
David Andolfatto, senior vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about how a hot money credit program could help kick-start the stalled economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:14:18

COVID-19 and Financial Setbacks for Millennials

6/16/2020
Ana Kent, policy analyst at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, talks about how COVID-19 could cause devastating financial setbacks for millennials, a generation still reeling from the Great Recession, with little to no financial buffer and facing sizable job losses.

Duration:00:11:27

COVID-19 and School Closures

5/26/2020
Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, discusses his research on COVID-19 schools closings and how they may impact worker productivity, children’s education and even existing gender gaps.

Duration:00:09:34

COVID-19 and U.S. Reliance on Medical Equipment Imports

5/13/2020
Senior Economist Ana Maria Santacreu and Economist Fernando Leibovici, both of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discuss their research on essential medical equipment imports and how the U.S. is facing a massive shortage of these supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:16:05

Families Most Vulnerable to Income Shock and COVID-19

5/4/2020
Ray Boshara, an assistant vice president, and Lowell Ricketts, lead analyst, both at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, talk about which families are the most vulnerable to income shock like COVID-19.

Duration:00:10:24

Financial Distress and COVID-19

4/14/2020
Juan Sanchez, an assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses COVID-19 related economic shocks and his research on financially distressed Americans. He talks about income declines, social distancing, disease spread and more.

Duration:00:10:54

The Role of Decision-Making in Financial Literacy

4/8/2020
Mary Suiter, an assistant vice president and the economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses April as Financial Literacy Month and offers tips for how parents can teach decision-making skills to their children.

Duration:00:14:32

The Role of Human Capital in Production

3/18/2020
Alexander Monge-Naranjo, an economist and officer in the Research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses the role of human capital as a determinant of a country’s income.

Duration:00:20:24

Inflation and Central Banks

2/19/2020
Christopher Neely, a vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses why central banks around the world adopted the practice of setting explicit inflation targets.

Duration:00:23:33

How the Great Recession Changed Perceptions and Increased Tail Risk

1/15/2020
Julian Kozlowski, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses his research on the Great Recession and how it changed people’s perceptions. He also explains why listeners should be interested in liquidity and its effects on interest rates.

Duration:00:14:46

Explaining the Midcentury Increase in Housing Prices, Ownership

12/20/2019
Don Schlagenhauf, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses his research on the rise in house prices and home ownership rates from 1940 to 1960. He explains the role of changes in government policy, mortgage financing, productivity and the purchasers’ income, age and education.

Duration:00:18:51

The Interconnectivity of Production Networks

11/5/2019
Sungki Hong, a St. Louis Fed economist, talks about complex production networks: When a “hub” industry like construction contracts, it can hit other industries hard. He discusses how this unfolded amid the Great Recession and why he’s curious about the technology industry today.

Duration:00:08:37

A New Look at the Bretton Woods Agreement

10/2/2019
Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about the Bretton Woods system, establishing an international monetary system, European reconstruction, and winners and losers from Bretton Woods.

Duration:00:23:15

How Advancing Automation May Affect Occupations

9/5/2019
Sungki Hong, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about which occupations may be more affected by automation than others; what motivates firms to automate jobs; and the many forms automation may take, including machines, programs and self-driving cars.

Duration:00:10:12

Women in Economics: Lucia Foster

8/21/2019
“In order to understand the portraits that we’re providing to the American people, we need to understand the viewpoints of the American people. And that means a diverse view of the American people,” says Lucia Foster, chief economist at the U.S. Census Bureau and chief of the Center for Economic Studies.

Duration:00:23:02

Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

8/14/2019
The Federal Reserve is currently undertaking a review of its monetary policy framework. Why is the Fed doing this review? What does it entail? What will policymakers do with the information gathered? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard addresses these and related questions.

Duration:00:13:22