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February

Featuring research published in January 2011

Speeches

The Economy in 2011: Sustainable Growth despite Headwinds
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was scheduled to deliver a speech about the progress of the economic recovery and some of the headwinds affecting it to the Atlanta Rotary Club on Jan. 10, 2011, but the delivery was canceled due to inclement weather. However, the text of his planned comments is available.

Functions of the Fed and the Current Economic Situation
Jan. 31, 2011
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, comments on the role of the Federal Reserve and the economic outlook to students at Miami Dade College, in Miami.

Finance

International Dimensions of the Financial Crisis of 2007 and 2008
Notes from the Vault
The author argues that local problems appear to be a more important cause of many countries' financial difficulties since 2008 than the commonly perceived spread of problems from the United States.

Podcasts

Who Will Treat the Sick? Emerging Trends in the Hospital-Based Workforce (MP3 7:39)
Economic Development
Dr. Stephen Newman, Tenet Healthcare COO, discusses the challenges and opportunities hospitals face as the public demands the latest treatments in the most upgraded facilities and as they prepare to respond to new legislation.

Corporate Account Takeover: A Bank's Perspective (MP3 7:23)
Payments Spotlight
Tina Giorgio, senior vice president of operations at Sandy Spring Bank in Maryland and board member of NACHA and the Mid-Atlantic Automated Clearinghouse, discusses safeguards and sound business practices that institutions can implement to safeguard against cyberattacks.