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2012

The Ups and Downs of Unemployment The Ups and Downs of Unemployment
Economists closely monitor the unemployment rate to gauge how well the economy is performing. The latest video in the Fed Explained video series uses vibrant graphics and real life examples to explore the labor force, employment, the all-important unemployment rate and more.

Promoting Entrepreneurship in America Promoting Entrepreneurship in America
Entrepreneurship expert Amy Wilkinson shared research on what makes a successful entrepreneur during a recent Public Affairs Forum at the Atlanta Fed. She also discussed ways to foster entrepreneurship—an important engine of job creation in the United States.

History of Central Banking Lesson Demonstration History of Central Banking Lesson Demonstration
Leah Kilfoyle, 12th grade economics teacher at Mountain Brook High School in Mountain Brook, Alabama, demonstrates an active-learning lesson with open market operations to teach students the concept of money supply. The lesson is structured to also teach the students the role of the Fed during the Great Depression.

Classroom Economist: History of Central Banking - An Economist's Perspective Classroom Economist: History of Central Banking - An Economist's Perspective
Tom Cunningham, vice president, senior economist, and regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gives an economist's view of the early history of central banking in the United States. He focuses on the evolution of banking from the late 1700s through the Great Depression, with a special focus on the Fed's role in the Depression.

Surviving the New Economics of Health Care Surviving the New Economics of Health Care
Adopting a more traditional approach to doctor-patient relationships may yield important benefits in terms of patient care and health care costs, said Dr. David Meltzer of the University of Chicago. In a video interview, he discusses how strengthening doctor-patient relationships could help frequently hospitalized patients.

Workforce Development Workforce Development
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart discusses the changing demands of the labor market and what those changes mean for the organizations that prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

The Future of Workforce Development: Where Research Meets Practice - September 19-20, 2012 The Future of Workforce Development: Where Research Meets Practice - September 19-20, 2012
The Future of Workforce Development Conference, cosponsored by the Atlanta Fed in September 2012, explored key issues facing the workforce. Visit the conference page for video highlights, transcripts, keynote speeches, and more.

GDP and the Economics of Happiness GDP and the Economics of Happiness
Metrics like gross domestic product and employment can gauge an economy's success. Complementary well-being measures—health, leisure, friendships, even commuting times—are the subject of research by Carol Graham, of the Brookings Institution, and others on the National Academy of Sciences panel.

The Fed Explains Real Versus Potential GDP The Fed Explains Real Versus Potential GDP
The second in a series of videos on economic issues and the Federal Reserve focuses on gross domestic product, or GDP. Engaging graphics and straightforward examples help define total output and explain the difference between real and potential GDP.

President Lockhart Appears on Nightly Business Report President Lockhart Appears on Nightly Business Report
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart discussed recent U.S. economic performance, monetary policy, and other topics during a Nightly Business Review interview on June 27.

GDP Lesson Demonstration GDP Lesson Demonstration
Chris Cannon, 12th grade economics teacher at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, demonstrates a lesson with a vocabulary matching activity to teach students about GDP.

Classroom Economist: GDP - An Economist's Perspective Classroom Economist: GDP - An Economist's Perspective
Tom Cunningham, Vice President, Senior Economist, and Regional Executive of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, gives an economist's view of gross domestic product, or GDP. He discusses what it is, how to measure it, and what it means to a country's economy. He also talks about the business cycle, another concept related to the measurement of economic performance.

Shadow Banking: An Interview with Paul McCulley Shadow Banking: An Interview with Paul McCulley
Controlling Shadow Banking—2012 Financial Markets Conference: Former PIMCO senior partner Paul McCulley explains how more regulation can contain the shadow banking system.

Maturity Transformation: An Interview with Phil Dybvig Maturity Transformation: An Interview with Phil Dybvig
Regulating Banks' Liquidity—2012 Financial Markets Conference: Professor Phil Dybvig of Washington University in St. Louis discusses preventing runs on money market funds.

Money Market Mutual Funds: An Interview with Karen Dunn Kelley Money Market Mutual Funds: An Interview with Karen Dunn Kelley
Reforming Money Market Funds—2012 Financial Markets Conference: Invesco's Karen Dunn Kelley gives an insider's look at risk management and reform in the money market fund industry.

Regulatory Complexity: An Interview with Sheila Bair Regulatory Complexity: An Interview with Sheila Bair
Interview with Sheila Bair—2012 Financial Markets Conference: Former FDIC chairman Sheila Bair says the best regulations to avoid future financial crises are those that reinforce market incentives.

The Fed Explains Inflation The Fed Explains Inflation
The first in the Atlanta Fed's video series on economic issues and the Federal Reserve focuses on inflation. In an engaging animated format, this brief video defines inflation and the price level and explains the difference between inflation and cost-of-living price increases.

The North American Idea: An Interview with Dr. Robert Pastor The North American Idea: An Interview with Dr. Robert Pastor
Robert Pastor discusses his new book, The North American Idea, in an interview with Atlanta Fed senior economist Stephen Kay. Pastor speaks about the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and the potential benefits of expanded trade and economic integration in North America.

Panel explores U.S.-Mexico relations Panel explores U.S.-Mexico relations
The April 12 panel, moderated by Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis P. Lockhart, explored the long-standing relationship between the United States and Mexico, two countries bound by history, geography, and trade.

Fostering Financial Stability Fostering Financial Stability
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gives the keynote address at the 2012 Financial Markets Conference.

Zero Degrees of Separation: Uncovering the Connections between Monetary and Fiscal Policies<br />April 2, 2012 Zero Degrees of Separation: Uncovering the Connections between Monetary and Fiscal Policies
April 2, 2012

Nobel Prize winner Chris Sims explains the economic impact of monetary policy, compares European and U.S. policy models, and shares practical advice for budding economists.

Unemployment Lesson Demonstration Unemployment Lesson Demonstration
Eric Fields, 12th-grade economics teacher at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, demonstrates a hands-on lesson with a role-playing activity to teach students factors in unemployment.

Unemployment - An Economist's Perspective Unemployment - An Economist's Perspective
Melinda Pitts, an Atlanta Fed research economist, gives an economist's view of unemployment. She discusses how the labor market differs from a product market, describes different ways to measure unemployment, and explains other concepts related to unemployment.

The Fed's Role in the U.S. Payments System The Fed's Role in the U.S. Payments System
Louise Roseman, director of reserve bank operations and payment systems at the Board of Governors, shares some of the Federal Reserve's history in the U.S. payments system. In four video segments, she describes the central bank's many responsibilities.

The Great Immigration Turnaround: New Facts and Old Rhetoric<br />February 22, 2012 The Great Immigration Turnaround: New Facts and Old Rhetoric
February 22, 2012

Take everything you know about immigration...and throw it out the window. Sounds drastic, but University of Southern California Professor Dowell Myers argues that most of our commonly held assumptions about immigration are wrong, and he'll tell you why.

January 2012 BIE Survey Press Conference January 2012 BIE Survey Press Conference
Atlanta Fed vice president Michael Bryan responds to media questions about the January business inflation expectations survey.

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