The Fed Explains Regional Banks
The Fed's decentralized structure was put in place nearly 100 years ago. Does it still make sense? The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series explains how the U.S. central bank's regional structure helps gather grassroots information about economic conditions across the nation.
Professor Discusses Higher Education Bubble
College students are taking on too much student loan debt for what may turn out to be disappointing career prospects, says law professor Glenn Reynolds, the speaker at a recent Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum. He explores some of the factors that have contributed to this mismatch.
The Fed Explains the Central Bank
The fourth in a series of animated videos about the Federal Reserve focuses on the origins, structure, and functions of the U.S. central bank. The video uses lively graphics and straightforward examples to explain the history of the Federal Reserve System and how its three main functions help foster a stable financial system and a growing economy.
Fiscal Uncertainty, Monetary Policy, and the Economic Outlook
The year 2013 will be pivotal, according to Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart. In a speech to the Atlanta Rotary Club, Lockhart noted that if policymakers address the country's remaining fiscal issues, this action will help reduce the uncertainty restraining the economy.