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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October 21
The Monetary Costs of Dementia: Today and in the Future
Michael D. Hurd, Director and Senior Principal Researcher, RAND Center for the Study of Aging

July 22
The Economics of Creativity: Markets and Modern Art (Atlanta)
David W. Galenson, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

June 4
Shoring Up the Economic Future of the Mississippi River (New Orleans)
Dominik Knoll, Chief Executive Officer, World Trade Center New Orleans
David Batker, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Earth Economics

May 12
Not So Ancient History: Exploring Familiar Themes in Banking Crises (Atlanta)
Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

April 16
Where Government Meets Business: Exploring the Infrastructure of Public-Private Partnerships (Miami)
Richard Geddes, Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University

March 11
Unraveling the Sharing Economy: How Airbnb and Uber Are Transforming American Business (Atlanta)
Arun Sundararajan, Professor, Information, Operations, and Management Sciences
New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business