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2014

The Fed Explains the Payments System 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 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.

Prices and Business Investment Heat Up as Summer Approaches Prices and Business Investment Heat Up as Summer Approaches
Contacts continue to report moderate growth in business activity, according to Southeastern Insights. A growing number of firms are implementing price increases, a change from previous months.

In Crisis, Fed Applied Liquidity Lessons from Depression, Says Historian In Crisis, Fed Applied Liquidity Lessons from Depression, Says Historian
What actions should the central bank take during a financial crisis? Historian and Professor Michael Bordo discusses the Federal Reserve's role as lender of last resort.

Commemorating the Centennial: Interview with Gary Richardson Commemorating the Centennial: Interview with Gary Richardson
The Federal Reserve's first historian details his role in preserving the Fed's past in this new video.

A Spring in One's Step 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.

Are Less Active Markets Safer? Session Highlights Are Less Active Markets Safer? Session Highlights
An academic, banker, and high-frequency trader discuss HFT and market efficiency. View video highlights.

Quantitative Easing (QE) Lover or Hater? Complete Session Quantitative Easing (QE) Lover or Hater? Complete Session
Panelists from academia, banking, and the Fed Board of Governors deliver diverse views on QE. Watch the video of the entire session.

Stiglitz Asks, Does Excessive Financial Activity Undermine the Economy? Stiglitz Asks, Does Excessive Financial Activity Undermine the Economy?
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz probes high-frequency trading, liquidity, and cross-border money flows at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference.

Meltzer and Zervos Debate Capital Requirements for Banks Meltzer and Zervos Debate Capital Requirements for Banks
Carnegie Mellon Professor Allan Meltzer and David Zervos of Jefferies LLC confer over their dissenting views at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference.

Quantitative Easing (QE) Lover or Hater? Session Highlights Quantitative Easing (QE) Lover or Hater? Session Highlights
Panelists from academia, banking, and the Fed Board of Governors deliver diverse views on QE. Watch video highlights.

Ed DeMarco on the Way Forward for Fannie and Freddie Ed DeMarco on the Way Forward for Fannie and Freddie
Federal Housing Finance Agency's Edward DeMarco reflects on the government-sponsored enterprises at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference.

Allen Addresses the Trade-Offs of Liquidity Regulation Allen Addresses the Trade-Offs of Liquidity Regulation
Wharton School Professor Franklin Allen shares his views on the impact of liquidity regulation on the banking sector at the 2014 Financial Markets Conference.

Expert Explores Behavioral Economics as Policy Tool 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 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 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.

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