2018

Piecing Together the Wage Puzzle

11/29/2018 -Wages and their movements offer an important perspective on the macroeconomy. A new episode features an Atlanta Fed economist discussing his observations on recent trends.

A Conversation about the Role of Subprime Loans in the Home Price Boom

11/01/2018 - What relationship did the growth of subprime loans have to booming house prices last decade? We talk to two Atlanta Fed economists who researched the question.

"A Kid Should Have a Fair Shot": A Discussion of Economic Mobility

10/22/2018 - Economic mobility is a cornerstone of the American dream. In this special episode, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic talks with Harvard University economist Raj Chetty about Chetty's heralded research into economic mobility.

"It's a Really Dramatic Change": A Discussion of the Economics of Food

10/12/2018 - How our food is sourced has changed dramatically over time. Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic talks with Purdue University professor Jayson Lusk about food production and economics and their impact on people's lives.

The Risks and Rewards of the Internet of Things

9/27/2018 - Even as wireless connectivity has transformed our lives, most people are unaware of the potential security risks these interconnected devices pose. The podcast talks to a payments risk expert to discuss the Internet of Things.

"Our Region as a Whole Would Benefit": A Conversation about the Social Determinants of Health

8/30/2018 - Addressing residents' health care needs in rural areas is a big challenge. In this episode, Atlanta Fed researcher Sameera Fazili discusses her work on how to improve health outcomes in these areas.

"It's Fascinating to See Those Dynamics": A Conversation about Commercial Real Estate

7/26/2018 - Commercial real estate is a big business but also a fast-changing one. The podcast talks to an Atlanta Fed expert about new opportunities and new areas of potential concern.

Where We Live: Social Capital and Migration

6/28/2018 - What factors go into where people choose to live? What makes some places more attractive than others? A new podcast episode talks to an Atlanta Fed economist about new research into these questions.

From Buggy Whips to Rideshares: A Discussion of Disruptors

5/31/2018 - As innovations change the way industries have traditionally operated, "disruptors" have become a fact of life. But are they a recent phenomenon? The podcast discusses disruptors and their impact on our lives.

Immigration in the United States: A Historical Perspective

5/24/2018 - Assessing the economic impact of immigration on the U.S. economy is an enduring challenge. In this special episode, economic historian Ran Abramitzky discusses ways he has tried to measure the economic effects of immigration.

"It's a Special Job": A Conversation with Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic

4/27/2018 - Raphael Bostic is nearing his first anniversary as Atlanta Fed president. In this episode, he discusses housing, employment, and other matters important to him as Bank president.

Teach Your Children Well: The Atlanta Fed and Financial Literacy

3/29/2018 - In an increasingly complex financial environment, financial literacy assumes great importance. In this episode, the Atlanta Fed's director of financial education discusses reaching students and teachers.

Paper Delivery: A Conversation about the Atlanta Fed's Cash Operations

2/22/2018 - Despite the rise of electronic commerce and the popularity of cryptocurrencies, cash is still king. In this episode, Amy Goodman, the Atlanta Fed's cash function director, discusses the role the Fed plays in supplying and distributing cash.

Understanding the Atlanta Fed's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity

2/1/2018 - Workforce development can take many forms, and its benefits are not always immediately obvious. Stuart Andreason discusses the Atlanta Fed's new Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity.

The Year That Was: Southeastern Banking in 2017

1/2/2018 - For southeastern banks, the overall story in 2017 was one of improving conditions and continued vigilance against cyber attacks. Mike Johnson, head of bank supervision and regulation at the Atlanta Fed, discusses the year in banking.

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