Public Affairs Forums

Exploring national issues from an economic perspective

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosts a series of Public Affairs Forums featuring noted speakers who offer insightful economic perspectives on emerging public policy issues that affect the U.S. and regional economies. Academic, business, and civic leaders from Atlanta and surrounding areas are invited to engage in conversation and hear the speaker discuss the issues. Forum attendance is by invitation only.

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2017

October 25, 2017
The Impact of Social Networks on Economic Outcomes
Matthew O. Jackson, William D. Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University

October 19, 2017
An Evening with Raphael Bostic (Birmingham)
Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

September 13, 2017
Income Inequality and the Economy: The Impact on Workers and Consumers
Steven Fazzari, Bert A. and Jeanette L. Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics at Washington University and Jim Shelton, President of Education, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

September 7, 2017
An Evening with Raphael Bostic (New Orleans)
Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

August 10, 2017
An Afternoon with Raphael Bostic (Jacksonville)
Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

May 16, 2017
Honoring Public Debts: Who Is Accountable?
Thomas J. Sargent, Professor of Economics and Business, Stern School of Business, New York University

March 8
The Fintech Opportunity
Thomas Philippon, Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University

February 2
The Federal Reserve and Lessons Learned from the Life of Alan Greenspan
Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

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