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Featuring research published in June 2010


Recovery and the Challenge of Uncertainty
June 30, 2010
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, speaks about the national economic outlook to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club in Baton Rouge, La.

Thoughts on Community Banks in the Southeast
June 4, 2010
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, speaks about community banking and the economic situation to the Alabama Bankers Association in Braselton, Ga.

Sources of Employment Uncertainty
June 3, 2010
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, speaks about employment and the economic outlook to the Business and Industry Breakfast at Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Ga.

Regional Economics

Stiff Headwinds Blow Through Retail Space
EconSouth Q3 2010
Robust consumer spending prior to the recession brought on a significant expansion of retail space in the Southeast. Absorbing the postrecession surplus development into the marketplace remains a challenge.

Gulf Oil Spill Updates
Regional Economic Information Network
The humanitarian and environmental costs of disasters like the Gulf oil spill far exceed any effects such disasters might have on the gross domestic product. However, the spill is having some impact on the region's economy and these weekly updates from a variety of publicly available resources provide an overview.

Out of the Workplace…and Struggling to Find a Way Back In
EconSouth Q3 2010
Long unemployment lines put a human face on the high jobless numbers that the recent recession has left us with. For the long-term unemployed, finding new jobs is an increasingly challenging prospect.

International Economics

Demystifying Sovereign Debt in Greece: Why It Matters to Us
EconSouth Q3 2009
Greece's fiscal crisis has caused political and civil unrest and prompted concerns about the stability of the euro and possible repercussions for the global economy including what it could mean for other countries grappling with large budget deficits.


Greece and Sovereign Debt (MP3 9:25 )
EconSouth Now
Andrew Flowers of the Atlanta Fed's research department discusses the Greek sovereign debt situation and its potential implications for other European economies, as well as the global economy.

Discussing the 2010 Financial Markets Conference (MP3 8:32 )
Research Insights
Atlanta Fed economist and associate policy adviser Paula Tkac discusses the Atlanta Fed's 2010 financial markets conference, "Up from the Ashes: The Financial System after the Crisis," which examined critical aspects of the remaking of the financial system from both policy and practical perspectives.

Mexico's Financial System in the Wake of Crisis (MP3 7:07 )
Research Insights
Tapen Sinha, a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University, describes the changes in Mexico's financial system in the past century, especially since the 1992 passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Banking in the Southeast (MP3 6:56 )
Financial Update Focus
Southeastern banks have experienced an eventful period and have recently endured significant challenges. Brian Bowling, vice president in the Atlanta Fed's banking supervision and regulation division, discusses the general state of banking in the region.