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Press Releases


February 2010

Featuring research published in January 2010

Speeches

The Economy in 2010 and Preserving the Role of an Independent Fed
Jan. 11, 2010
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, comments on the outlook, the importance of Fed independence, and the importance of a regional Federal Reserve Bank presence to the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

Finance

Investment Performance Evaluation
CenFIS Working Paper 10-01
The author reviews the rapidly developing literature on investment performance evaluation, summarizing the significant forces and contributions in that field and suggesting directions for future research.

Podcasts

The Economy in 2010 and Preserving the Role of an Independent Fed (MP3 4:08)
Speeches
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, comments on the outlook, the importance of Fed independence, and the importance of a regional Federal Reserve Bank presence to the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

The Changing Nature of Housing Counseling (MP3 14:37)
Foreclosure Response
Suzanne Boas, president of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta, talks about the changing nature of the organization's client demographics and the strategies CCCS is using to help homeowners across the nation avoid or recover from foreclosure.

Tennessee's Economic Development Strategies (MP3 8:35)
Economic Development
With key incentives, Tennessee has managed to land large projects in the midst of the nation's worst recession in decades. Reagan Farr, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue, discusses Tennessee's approach to managing economic development strategies in a down economy.

Sustainability and Local Economic Development (MP3 9:02)
Economic Development
Edward Blakely, professor of urban policy at the University of Sydney, discusses the influence of climate change and goals of sustainability on local economic development.

The Costs and Benefits of Short Selling (MP3 9:08)
Research Insights
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.