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ECONversations - November 18, 2013 ECONversations - November 18, 2013
The Atlanta Fed recently hosted its second economic webcast for banking professionals. Research Director Dave Altig provided updates on three key measures of the economy's performance—gross domestic product, unemployment and jobs, and inflation.

Know Your Customer: Third-Party Payment Processors Know Your Customer: Third-Party Payment Processors
Third-party payment processors can pose a risk to financial institutions. Watch this video interview with Judy Long, executive vice president with First Citizens National Bank, who discusses how institutions can protect themselves and their customers against fraud.

Best Practices in Combating Cybercrime: A Regulator's Perspective Best Practices in Combating Cybercrime: A Regulator's Perspective
Cybercrime is a top concern of financial institutions. How can these institutions protect themselves and their customers? In this video from the Atlanta Fed's Executive Fraud Forum, senior examiner Tony DaSilva discusses some best practices.

Noted Economist Tests Theories in the Real World Noted Economist Tests Theories in the Real World
University of Chicago economics professor John A. List conducts natural field experiments to help understand human motivation and behavior. List discusses his research, which ranges from why people contribute to charities to the pay gap between men and women.

Atlanta Fed Hosts Webcast for Bankers, Payment Providers Atlanta Fed Hosts Webcast for Bankers, Payment Providers
What are the strategies and tactics to shape the future of the U.S. payment system? Senior leaders in the Atlanta Fed's retail payments office offered their views during a recent live webcast.

The Fed Explains Good versus Bad Standards The Fed Explains Good versus Bad Standards
Standardized measurements help us communicate about things that need to be exact, such as time and distance. The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series highlights the importance of consistent standards and explains how the Fed keeps our standard measure of value—the U.S. dollar—stable.

Experts Explore Future of Housing Experts Explore Future of Housing
What challenges does the U.S. housing market face as it improves? The Urban Land Institute's Ron Terwilliger and Georgia Tech's Dan Immergluck explore housing issues and potential reforms at an Atlanta Fed event.

How Does Immigration Affect Housing Reform? How Does Immigration Affect Housing Reform?
Immigration is an important contributor to the vitality of a community, said Jacob Vigdor, a professor of public policy and economics at Duke University. Vigdor spoke at the Atlanta Fed in September as part of the Perspectives on Real Estate Speaker Series. Watch highlights of his presentation.

It's about Ease of Use, Privacy, and Safety It's about Ease of Use, Privacy, and Safety
The biggest challenge facing the payments industry these days is change in how fraud occurs, according to the president and CEO of Authentify. Watch this video interview with Peter Tapling as he discusses how financial institutions can improve customer authentication.

Balancing Risk and Customer Convenience Balancing Risk and Customer Convenience
Advances in technology and data analytics are giving issuers more tools to spot payment card fraud. Watch this video interview with a card security expert as she discusses a risk-based authentication approach to making sure customers are who they say they are.

ECONversations - July 22, 2013 ECONversations - July 22, 2013
The Atlanta Fed hosted its first economic webcast for banking professionals, ECONversations. The webcast featured Dave Altig, Atlanta Fed research director. Altig gave an executive-level briefing on the economic and policy environment.

Has Innovation Peaked? Atlanta Forum Explores Has Innovation Peaked? Atlanta Forum Explores
When it comes to technological innovation, have we picked all of the low-hanging fruit? Some scholars say yes, but Northwestern University Professor Joel Mokyr has a different perspective.

Difficult Job Market Suppresses Household Formations, Fed Expert Says Difficult Job Market Suppresses Household Formations, Fed Expert Says
The housing market did not boost the recent recovery as it has past recoveries. Watch a video or read a summary of a presentation by Federal Reserve economist Andrew Paciorek, who recently spoke at the Atlanta Fed on household formations.

Is the Desire to Become a Homeowner a Thing of the Past? - May 21, 2013 Is the Desire to Become a Homeowner a Thing of the Past? - May 21, 2013
Despite a housing market collapse and falling homeownership rates, most Americans still want to own homes. In this video from the Atlanta Fed's Perspectives on Real Estate Speaker Series, a housing expert discusses why predictions of an emerging "rentership society" are off base.

The Fed Explains Regional Banks The Fed Explains Regional Banks
The Fed's decentralized structure was put in place nearly 100 years ago. Does it still make sense? The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series explains how the U.S. central bank's regional structure helps gather grassroots information about economic conditions across the nation.

Banking Regulation: Rules versus Discretion Banking Regulation: Rules versus Discretion
Notable banking experts examine the rules versus discretion in regulation debate. View session highlights.

Addressing Too Big to Fail: Resolution of SIFIs Addressing Too Big to Fail: Resolution of SIFIs
Panelists from the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, Stanford, and Promontory Financial Group discuss approaches to resolve the too-big-to-fail issue. Watch session highlights.

Too Big to Fail: An Interview with John Taylor Too Big to Fail: An Interview with John Taylor
Stanford University Professor John Taylor shares his views on the too-big-to-fail debate at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Rules versus Discretion: An Interview with Andrew Haldane Rules versus Discretion: An Interview with Andrew Haldane
Bank of England's Andrew Haldane discusses market discipline and the role of banks, investors, and regulators at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Political Systems and Stability: An Interview with Charles Calomiris Political Systems and Stability: An Interview with Charles Calomiris
Columbia University Professor Charles Calomiris explains the links between countries' political and banking systems at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Rules versus Discretion: An Interview with Willem Buiter Rules versus Discretion: An Interview with Willem Buiter
Citigroup chief economist Willem Buiter opines on banking regulations at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Resolution of SIFIs: An Interview with Kenneth Scott Resolution of SIFIs: An Interview with Kenneth Scott
Stanford University Professor Kenneth E. Scott describes bankruptcy as an alternative for SIFI resolution at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Stress Testing: An Interview with David Rowe Stress Testing: An Interview with David Rowe
The founder of David M. Rowe Risk Advisory explores risk management tools at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Chairman Bernanke Discusses Stress Testing Chairman Bernanke Discusses Stress Testing
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses stress testing as a supervisory tool at the 2013 Financial Markets Conference.

Resiliency and Rebuilding: Places Resiliency and Rebuilding: Places
Researchers examined ways to reduce the number of people living in concentrated poverty. Watch the session highlights.

Resiliency and Rebuilding: People Resiliency and Rebuilding: People
Why did young households lose so much wealth during the housing crisis? Watch the session highlights.

Roundtable: Collaborating for the Future Roundtable: Collaborating for the Future
Collaboration among experts in education, public health, financial stability, and employment is critical due to the interconnectedness of these areas. Watch the session highlights.

Using Data to Test and Tell Using Data to Test and Tell
Combining disparate data sets to create a strategic framework can help address challenges facing low-income communities. Watch the session highlights.

Remarks by Sudhir Venkatesh, William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Remarks by Sudhir Venkatesh, William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Presented at the Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice—April 11–12, 2013

Remarks by Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Remarks by Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Presented at the Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice—April 11–12, 2013

Remarks by James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Remarks by James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Presented at the Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice—April 11–12, 2013

Professor Discusses Higher Education Bubble Professor Discusses Higher Education Bubble
College students are taking on too much student loan debt for what may turn out to be disappointing career prospects, says law professor Glenn Reynolds, the speaker at a recent Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum. He explores some of the factors that have contributed to this mismatch.

Economic Outlook: Interview with Michelle Meyers Economic Outlook: Interview with Michelle Meyers
Michelle Meyers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, talks about the economic outlook at the 2013 Banking Outlook Conference.

Insights into the Banking Environment: Interview with Nancy Bush Insights into the Banking Environment: Interview with Nancy Bush
Hear insights into the banking environment with Nancy Bush, contributing editor at SNL Financial, at the 2013 Banking Outlook Conference.

Future of Mortgage Finance: Interview with Jay Brinkman Future of Mortgage Finance: Interview with Jay Brinkman
Jay Brinkman, Mortgage Bankers Association, speaks on the future of mortgage finance at the 2013 Banking Outlook Conference.

The Fed Explains the Central Bank The Fed Explains the Central Bank
The fourth in a series of animated videos about the Federal Reserve focuses on the origins, structure, and functions of the U.S. central bank. The video uses lively graphics and straightforward examples to explain the history of the Federal Reserve System and how its three main functions help foster a stable financial system and a growing economy.

Fiscal Uncertainty, Monetary Policy, and the Economic Outlook Fiscal Uncertainty, Monetary Policy, and the Economic Outlook
The year 2013 will be pivotal, according to Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart. In a speech to the Atlanta Rotary Club, Lockhart noted that if policymakers address the country's remaining fiscal issues, this action will help reduce the uncertainty restraining the economy.

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