Laura Hopper is the St. Louis Fed's employee ambassador coordinator. She works in Public Affairs.
It depends what people mean by “print money.” No, the Fed doesn’t physically print it, but it does influence the amount of money in the economy.
Is the Fed audited? Where’s the gold? Who controls the Fed? Learn to separate fact from fiction.
Monetary policy deals with money supply and interest rates, and that’s the Federal Reserve’s wheelhouse. Meanwhile, fiscal policy reflects the government’s revenue collection and spending decisions.
Megan Cruz seized the chance to connect St. Louis Fed educators with members of her community in Oklahoma and beyond.
The Federal Reserve sets the federal funds rate. To understand how that affects other interest rates, picture the ripple effects of throwing a pebble on a pond.
To encourage economic recovery, the Fed purchased large amounts of securities. Now it’s taking steps to “unwind” a balance sheet that hit $4.5 trillion in 2017.
Learn how the Fed is accountable to the public and why it’s described as independent within the government.
Chris joined the Fed to aid in economic research. Now this programmer and problem-solver is part of a team providing analytic support to the U.S. Treasury.
Interested in a job at the Fed? If you’re hired, Delano may be one of the first faces you see. She shares why she “always wanted to work for the Federal Reserve.”
As Audit team leader, Derek keeps others accountable and sees how all the puzzle pieces "fit together." He links his role to the Fed’s overall mission.
After Emilee Dufford applied at the St. Louis Fed, she kept getting great feedback from people who knew others working for the Bank. By then, she thought, “I have to get a job there!”
It’s all about preparedness for this business continuity pro. She focuses on keeping co-workers safe and operations running smoothly.
“I like working for the St. Louis Fed because I believe in many ways it is a progressive, fast-moving organization that's pointed in the right direction,” says this IT manager.
Teaching runs in Terrance Gaddy’s blood: first as a teacher and principal in public schools, and now as a learning technology designer for the St. Louis Fed.