The Fed Explains the Payments System
The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series explores the U.S. payments system, which every day handles millions of transactions between buyers and sellers. Learn about the Fed's role in keeping the nation's payments system secure and efficient.
Keep on the Sunny Side
With economic conditions continuing to improve over the summer, business contacts are feeling optimistic that the trend will last. They report strength in the retail, real estate, manufacturing, and auto sectors, according to Southeastern Insights.
A Spring in One's Step
With the season in full bloom and winter a fading memory, contacts are expressing some optimism about the regional economy. They point to recent strengthening in manufacturing, tourism, and commercial real estate, reports Southeastern Insights.
Expert Explores Behavioral Economics as Policy Tool
Behavioral economics—a mix of economics and psychology—studies why people sometimes make irrational financial decisions. At an Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum, Professor Glenn Harrison discussed the benefits and challenges of applying behavioral economics to public policy.
Spring Is in the Air
Business conditions improved modestly in the last six weeks, but some firms suffered disruptions due to the extreme weather. Now that the season's changed to spring, contacts look forward to a continued bounce in the economy. Southeastern Insights examines firms' current sentiments.
Looking Ahead to Banking's Next Chapter
As the banking industry emerges from the financial crisis and adjusts to new regulations, top industry experts shared their views of the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing financial institutions at the 2014 Banking Outlook Conference.