The Center for Human Capital Studies intends to enhance the understanding of human capital development and labor market issues. The center's broad focus is on the interaction between labor markets and the health and education sectors, and the derived associated human capital development and workforce policies.
Educational attainment and health—critical drivers of productivity and economic vitality—are particularly relevant to the Sixth District because the South has lower educational attainment and the residents are in generally poorer health than other regions of the country. Leveraging the skills and resources of the research department and the community and economic development group enhances the Bank's ability to inform the public, practitioners, and policymakers.
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a March 6 lecture at Georgetown University, talks about current economic conditions, especially the labor market, and when it will be appropriate for the Fed to raise the policy interest rate.
The Atlanta Fed recently brought together industry experts to explore the new law and its potential impact on firms and the economy.
|March 6||SouthPoint - Beige Book: Did Weather Cool the Nation's Economic Growth?|
|March 5||Real Estate Research - Government Involvement in Residential Mortgage Markets|
|March 4||SouthPoint - Does Fat Tuesday Give New Orleans a Fat Wallet?|
|March 3||SouthPoint - Tennessees Auto Industry: Pitfalls and Potholes|
|Feb. 24||Help for Difficult to Employ Populations: Colocating Jobs and Training Opportunities (Economic Development)|
|Jan. 27||Global and Local Reach: Gauging the Impact of Immigration (Economic Development)|
|Dec. 30||Small Business and the Modern Workplace (Economic Development)|
|Nov. 25||Small Businesses, Big Effects: Investing in Microenterprises (Economic Development)|