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Annual Educators Conference - St. Louis Location

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 - St. Louis

Government in the Economy

Join Fed economist Christopher Neely for a practical overview of two timely topics. In his first session, The European Debt Crisis and Its Implications for the United States, he will discuss the following questions:

  • Why do governments borrow?
  • When does the level of debt become a burden?
  • What happens if a nation defaults on its debt?
  • How did Europe get in trouble and can it get out?
  • What does the European situation imply for the United States?

In his second session, Microeconomic Policy, he will discuss the following questions:

  • What do economists mean by "distortionary" policy?
  • When are taxes good?
  • What is the Pigou Club and do I need a jacket to enter the clubhouse?

He will consider several examples of government policy, from Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to the market for medical insurance, and will discuss how government policies can be improved.

By attending this conference, you can take home engaging lessons for your classroom and receive a certificate of participation for your portfolio.

Registration is required.  Walk-ins are not accepted.

Register early—the conference fills quickly!


There is a $25 deposit, payable by check.  The check will be returned to you at the close of the workshop. If you are unable to attend the workshop and call to cancel your reservation by October 16, your check will be returned by mail.  If you have not cancelled your reservation and do not attend the workshop, your deposit will not be returned. 

Make your check payable to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and mail to:

Shannon Smithers
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
PO Box 442
St. Louis, MO  63166


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