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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.