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2011

Monetary Policy Lesson Demonstration Monetary Policy Lesson Demonstration
Clips from "The Trial of Monty Terry," an award-winning classroom drama on monetary policy, provide a hands-on lesson that you can use in your own classroom to give students practical insights.

Monetary Policy - An Economist's Perspective Monetary Policy - An Economist's Perspective
Mike Bryan, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gives an economist's view of the role of the Federal Reserve System in setting monetary policy. He describes the tools of monetary policy and highlights the role that the banking system plays.

The Economics of State and Local Government Finance The Economics of State and Local Government Finance
Part of the Atlanta Fed's Public Affairs Forum series, this video features an interview with Dr. Joshua Rauh, who discusses the economics of state and local government finance. He points out that the accounting practices these governments use when calculating their liability leads them to understate their actual unfunded liability.

Fractional Reserve Banking Lesson Demonstration Fractional Reserve Banking Lesson Demonstration
A master teacher gives tips on active-based learning and demonstrates a hands-on lesson that you can use in your own classroom to give students practical insights into fractional reserve banking.

Fractional Reserve Banking - An Economist's Perspective Fractional Reserve Banking - An Economist's Perspective
Mike Bryan, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gives an economist's view of the inner workings of fractional reserve banking. He describes the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. banking system and clearly explains concepts like the money creation potential of deposits and the money multiplier.

Deleveraging in Today's U.S. Economy Deleveraging in Today's U.S. Economy
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart speaks about the economy and the economic outlook.

Fed's Dennis Lockhart on Economy, Stimulus, Debt Ceiling Fed's Dennis Lockhart on Economy, Stimulus, Debt Ceiling
Dennis Lockhart and Jim Bullard, president and CEO of the St. Louis Fed, are interviewed on CNBC at the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit, sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Source: CNBC)

Lockhart Speaks on Bloomberg Television Lockhart Speaks on Bloomberg Television
Dennis Lockhart, speaking with Michael McKee on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan," discussed the debt-ceiling debate and financial market conditions. (Source: Bloomberg)

What is Money? Lesson Demonstration What is Money? Lesson Demonstration
Watch a master teacher demonstrate in the classroom a lesson on money, including its characteristics and the problems it solves. The teacher also describes how the activity complements the teaching of the subject.

Money - An Economist's Perspective Money - An Economist's Perspective
Mike Bryan, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, talks about money—its definition, the problem it solves, what fiat money accomplishes, and how the Yapese used giant wheels of stone for money—in four video segments that teachers can show to students or use for their own professional development.

Federal Open Market Committee Press Briefing Federal Open Market Committee Press Briefing
Watch a recording of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke give the second of four press briefings discussing the Federal Open Market Committee's economic projections and its policy decisions.

The Economics of Sport: What's the Score? The Economics of Sport: What's the Score?
Part of the Atlanta Fed's Public Affairs Forum series, this video interview is with Robert A. Baade on the economics of sport. It includes a conversation on cities building new professional stadiums and supporting professional sports teams, and the economic impact of both on cities of varying sizes.

Outlook Outlook
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart's May 15 speech included remarks about his outlook for the economy. He noted the continued depressed state of residential real estate, and discussed efforts by the Federal Reserve to step up its communication to the public.

2011 Financial Markets Conference: Economist Interviews 2011 Financial Markets Conference: Economist Interviews
In three separate interviews, economists from around the globe provide their expertise on such issues as why some countries withstood the financial crisis better than others, why emerging markets are likelier than established markets to default on debt, what the effect of the securities markets might be on the business of banking, and what actions taken during the financial crisis made problems worse.

2011 Financial Markets Conference: Chairman Ben Bernanke Keynote 2011 Financial Markets Conference: Chairman Ben Bernanke Keynote
In his keynote speech, Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed the important role of clearinghouses in financial stability.

Retirement Planning Holds Challenges, Opportunities Retirement Planning Holds Challenges, Opportunities
As the CEO of TIAA-CREF, Roger Ferguson oversees retirement planning for the four million people who invest in his company. In this interview, Ferguson discusses the state of retirement planning in America as well as the challenges and opportunities that retirement planning holds in a rapidly evolving financial system.

Classroom Economist: Inflation - An Economist's Perspective Classroom Economist: Inflation - An Economist's Perspective
The Classroom Economist features inflation in its inaugural installment. In "Chat with an Economist," Mike Bryan, vice president and senior economist at the Atlanta Fed, discusses important inflation concepts that teachers can use in the classroom or for professional development.

Classroom Economist: Inflation - Classroom Auction Classroom Economist: Inflation - Classroom Auction
The Classroom Economist features inflation in its inaugural installment. In the "Lesson Demonstration," a master teacher demonstrates an inflation lesson.

Comments on the Economy in 2011 Comments on the Economy in 2011
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart's January 10 speech included remarks about his economic outlook for the year. Following the publication of his speech, Lockhart gave a video interview in which he elaborates on his thoughts regarding the economy.

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