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Inside the Vault

Inside the Vault is an economic education newsletter for educators. Distributed twice a year.

Page One Economics Newsletter - Classroom Edition

Page One Economics Newsletter - Classroom Edition includes an overview of a current economic topic, as well as questions for students, a teacher answer key, plus additional resources and lesson ideas for high school and college classrooms. Published five times per year.

The Regional Economist

The Regional Economist is a quarterly publication aimed at an engaged, nonacademic audience. This publication addresses the regional, national and international economic issues of the day.

Research Reports

Community Colleges: A Route of Upward Economic Mobility

Community colleges play a critical and unique role in our higher education system. They are both a gateway to opportunities for individuals and a cornerstone for building a stronger economy. With the current economic crisis, their importance is magnified. In this report, St. Louis Fed economist Natalia Kolesnikova studies community colleges and their students. The report explores the advantages of community colleges and the characteristics of community college students, their goals, educational choices and outcomes.

Earnings Inequality within the Urban United States: 2000 to 2006

This study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis looks at one of the most striking economic trends in the United States: the ever-widening wage gap between workers at the top end of the pay scale and those at the low end. In the report, economist Christopher H. Wheeler discusses the reasons behind this continuing trend and what public policymakers can do about it. The study includes information on four metropolitan areas within the Eighth Federal Reserve District: Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis and St. Louis.

Local Crime and Local Business Cycles

Do business cycles affect crime rates? A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides some answers to that question by presenting information on local business cycles and crime rates in 23 major cities. Written by Fed economist Thomas A. Garrett and senior research associate Lesli S. Ott, the report includes data for four cities in the Bank’s District: St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis.

Booklets, Guides, and Brochures

A Christmas Present for the President

Presents a short history of the creation of the Federal Reserve System, using excerpts from reminiscences, letters and newspapers published at the time. Provides an inside look at the diverse forces and personalities that came together to bring about the formation of the nation’s central bank.

The Great Depression Curriculum

The Great Depression provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics—whether you're studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.

In Plain English

An easy-to-read guide to the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System. Available online and as an eBook. Ideal for classroom use.

Kids & Money

This short-and-sweet booklet from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis helps parents teach their school-age children how to manage money. It highlights three key topics (planning, budgeting and saving) and suggests fun family activities that will get kids thinking about saving—and spending responsibly.

Los Niños y el Dinero

The Spanish version of "Kids and Money," this short-and-sweet booklet from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis helps parents teach their school-age children how to manage money. It highlights three key topics (planning, budgeting and saving) and suggests fun family activities that will get kids thinking about saving—and spending responsibly.

Piggy Bank Primer - Student Activity Book

A student activity book and teacher guide for grades 1-3. Through a story and activities, the student book introduces students to economic concepts such as saving, spending, budgeting, wants, goods, services and opportunity cost. A teacher may order 25 copies and a teacher guide.

Piggy Bank Primer Teacher's Guide

A student activity book and teacher guide for grades 1-3. Through a story and activities, the student book introduces students to economic concepts such as saving, spending, budgeting, wants, goods, services and opportunity cost. A teacher may order 25 copies and a teacher guide.

You've Earned It! What the Earned Income Tax Credit Can Do for You

Millions of low-income, working Americans are unaware that they are eligible for thousands of dollars in tax credits. This booklet explains how the tax credit works and how to find out if you qualify. Eligible taxpayers can receive up to $4,500 with their income-tax refund. The typical refund in the Bank's Eighth District has been about $2,000. Read the booklet online or order a free copy by calling 314-444-8761 in St. Louis; 501-324-8296 in Little Rock, Ark.; 502-568-9282 in Louisville, Ky.; and 901-579-4101 in Memphis, Tenn. Versions containing information specific to each state are also available: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee.

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