Resources for Current Issues in Economic and Community DevelopmentSmall Business and Entrepreneurship
2011 Colorado Lender Summit (video of presentations)
Reports for Resources for Stabilizing Communities (video reports)
Cleveland: Data-driven decision making
Neighborhoods and Labor Markets: Comprehensive Community Development in the Metropolitan Context (videos of conference)
Could Restrictions on Payday Lending Hurt Consumers? (video from presentation)
The Kansas City Fed hosted a research seminar May 24, 2011, on the potential effects of payday lending restrictions. The seminar highlighted Community Affairs senior economist Kelly Edmiston's recent research, "Could Restrictions on Payday Lending Hurt Consumers?" It provides new empirical evidence on the potential benefits and costs to consumers.
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"Early, Broadly, and Through Young Adulthood: A Child Development Perspective on Youth Personal Financial Education"
Todd's research suggests that educators should use findings in psychology and behavioral economics to enhance youth personal financial instruction, taking a broad perspective on where and how personal finance is taught and learned. The research also supports the thrust of Minnesota's proposed new social studies standards, which call for personal finance lessons from the early grades through high school.
Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture (papers and presentations)
The 2011 Agricultural Symposium (July 19-20, 2011) brought together banking and business leaders, government officials, and academics to explore the risks to agricultural profits in the 21st century. Leading agricultural experts discussed how agriculture will balance global food consumption and production and overhaul renewable energy markets. They also examined agriculture's ability to weather unexpected downturns and use risk management strategies in volatile markets.
Resources from recent community development conferences, forums, workshops, and webinars