The Research Insights podcast series offers discussions by Atlanta Fed economists and other experts on a variety of topics related to policy issues of interest to the Bank's Research Department.
Education Wage Gap
Although several factors may be at play in the growing wage gap between more- and less-educated workers, recent research shows that the rapid growth of computers has been most influential in increasing the value of more highly educated workers. This podcast discusses the phenomenon referred to as skill-biased technological change.
The Economics of Income Inequality: Economic Growth and Incentives
Steven E. Landsburg, an economics professor at the University of Rochester, discusses the role of economic growth and incentives in society and how economists view human behavior.
El sistema financiero Mexicano luego de la crisis
Tapen Sinha, profesor del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) e investigador visitante en el Banco de la Reserva Federal de Atlanta y Georgia State University, describe los cambios en el sistema financiero Mexicano durante el último siglo, especialmente a partir de la aprobación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (NAFTA) en 1992.
Mexico's Financial System in the Wake of the Crisis
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).
Discussing the 2010 Financial Markets Conference
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.
The Economics of Urban Growth
Ed Glaeser, professor of economics at Harvard University, discusses the economics of urban growth in Atlanta and the Southeast.
The Costs and Benefits of Short Selling
Gerald Dwyer, director of the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability at the Atlanta Fed, discusses short selling in the stock market and its costs and benefits.
The Economics of Traffic Congestion
Ken Small, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, discusses traffic congestion, its toll on the economy, and strategies for mitigating congestion.
The Economics of Water
Sheila Olmstead, associate professor of environmental economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, discusses the economics of water and efforts to foster water conservation.
Discussing the Financial Markets Conference
Atlanta Fed economist and associate policy adviser Paula Tkac discusses the Atlanta Fed's recent financial markets conference, titled "Financial Innovation and Crises," which examined turmoil in global financial markets.
Explaining the Copenhagen Consensus
Finn Kydland, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in economics, discusses his involvement in the Copenhagen Consensus, a blueprint for improving living conditions in the developing world.
El impacto de los trabajadores indocumentados
La economista investigadora y asesora de polÃtica econÃ³mica del Banco de la Reserva Federal de Atlanta Myriam Quispe-Agnoli presenta la investigaciÃ³n que fue hecha por ella y su colega Julie Hotchkiss sobre los salÃ¡rios acerca de los efectos de los trabajadores indocumentados.
Financial Market Reforms
Paula Tkac, Atlanta Fed financial economist and associate policy adviser, discusses financial market reforms following the 2008 Atlanta Fed Financial Markets Conference, which focused on this topic.
The Impact of Undocumented Workers
Atlanta Fed research economist Julie Hotchkiss discusses the research she and colleague Myrian Quispe-Agnoli conducted on the effects of undocumented workers on wages.
Credit Channel of Monetary Policy
Atlanta Fed Financial Economist and Associate Policy Adviser Scott Frame discusses the credit channel of monetary policy following a June 2007 conference at the Bank.
Paula Tkac, Atlanta Fed financial economist and associate policy adviser, discusses credit derivatives following the 2007 Atlanta Fed Financial Markets Conference, which focused on this topic.
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interactions
Following an Atlanta Fed conference, this discussion on the relationship between fiscal and monetary policy was recorded. Participants: Ellis Tallman, Vice President, Macropolicy group at the Atlanta Fed and Eric Leeper, Director, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Indiana University, and a professor of economics. (The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of the Atlanta Fed.)