Heather Hennerich is an editor with the St. Louis Fed External Engagement and Corporate Communications Division.
Poorer countries gained on richer ones in life expectancy and education in past decades, but not in GDP per capita.
An economist offers a look—from high inflation in the 1970s to price level trends during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1932, the Fed has had the authority to make emergency loans to firms other than banks. How has this authority been used?
From milk to mortgages, price stability affects day-to-day life and long-term decisions.
St. Louis Fed executives talk about their experiences as Black Americans and about diversity, inclusion and equity.
Events that have a big adverse effect on the economy, like the COVID-19 crisis, can change perceptions of risk for a long time.
Economic growth rates, the strength of a country’s institutions and the level of interest rates on federal debt help with evaluating whether a country has too much federal debt.
Federal Reserve banks work with the U.S. Mint, commercial banks and others to keep coins moving through the economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to control it have changed consumers’ habits and consumables’ prices.
Recent articles suggest the pandemic and responses to it affect the finances of people across the U.S. differently.
Federal Reserve Board surveys offer a picture of personal finances before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fed officials witnessed history, from World War I to the USSR’s glasnost. Take trips with them via our digital library, FRASER.
Help yourself to four tidbits of history about the food that has your holiday table groaning.
How much debt is too much? Economist Don Schlagenhauf discusses what to consider.
The Bank On initiative is geared toward some 33 million unbanked and underbanked households.
When looking at wealth, St. Louis Fed researchers found younger families have “rebounded much more slowly” from the recession than other generations.
Accurately predicting recessions is hard to do. But the Fed keeps an eye on a variety of indicators to forecast which way the economy is heading.