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Diálogo con la Fed/Dialogue with the Fed

Memphis| Nov. 18, 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will hold a Diálogo con la Fed / Dialogue with the Fed event in Memphis on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Diálogo con la Fed is part of the St. Louis Fed's Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines lecture series, designed to provide the public with the opportunity to hear from Fed experts on economic and financial issues of the day. Although the presentations are given in English, the Q&As are conducted in English and Spanish.

The 2014 Diálogo will be hosted by Carlos Garriga, St. Louis Fed economist and research officer. Garriga will discuss how the dynamics of consumer debt in the U.S.—historically a major driver of economic growth—have been altered not only by the Great Recession, but also by changing cultural and generational demographics. These demographic shifts include the growing influence of Hispanic American households, the importance of young households (25 to 34 years old), and what these and other paradigm shifts could mean for the U.S. economy.

The Nov. 18 program will be held at the Memphis Branch, located at 200 Main St., Memphis. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The discussion will get underway at 7 p.m., followed by the Q&A. For more information or to register, see the Memphis Diálogo registration page.

Garriga, who has been with the St Louis Fed since 2007, received his bachelor's and doctorate in economics from the Universitat de Barcelona. Prior to joining the St. Louis Fed, he was an assistant professor of economics at the Department of Economics, Florida State University, and an assistant professor of economics at the Universitat de Barcelona. His current research focuses on macroeconomics, public finance and financial economics.

Dialogue with the Fed was designed to address the key economic and financial issues of the day and to provide the opportunity to ask questions of Fed experts. The discussions, which were begun in the fall of 2011, are held at the St. Louis Fed and its branches, and are free and open to the public. All discussions and presentations are archived.

For more information, contact Suzanne Jenkins, senior communications specialist, at suzanne.m.jenkins@stls.frb.org.