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At what point does a growing national debt become a problem? It depends on whether inflation remains below a tolerable level.
Research Officer Oksana Leukhina discusses the implications of the college selection process in the U.S.
We believe the Federal Reserve most effectively serves the public by building a more diverse and inclusive economy.
From St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said ongoing vaccinations suggest the health crisis will wane in the months ahead. During a virtual presentation for Georgia State University, he also discussed U.S. monetary and fiscal policies in response to the pandemic and talked about U.S. growth prospects for 2021.
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Who We Are
The Federal Reserve is a central bank system that includes the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., and 12 independent regional Reserve banks.
This decentralized structure ensures that the economic conditions of all areas of the country are taken into account in the making of monetary policy.
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The Federal Reserve promotes a healthy economy and financial stability by:
- Pursuing maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term interest rates
- Ensuring safety and soundness of the nation's banks and financial system and protecting consumer credit rights
- Maintaining stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk
- Providing services to depository institutions, the U.S. government and foreign official institutions
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The St. Louis Fed is overseen by a board of nine independent directors who are familiar with economic and credit conditions in the Eighth District.
The Bank's president, first vice president and a team of officers manage the Bank's day-to-day operations. The Management Committee is the central policymaking body of the Bank.