This year’s annual report examines a project the Fed is spearheading to improve the U.S. payment system. The essay is written by St. Louis Fed First Vice President David Sapenaro, who recently completed his responsibilities as the project’s interim payments strategy director.View Publication
Dialogue with the Fed is the St. Louis Fed's popular evening lecture series open to the general public. Designed to address the key economic issues of the day, it also provides the opportunity to ask questions of Fed experts. Dialogue with the Fed, launched in the fall of 2011, is held at the St. Louis Fed and its branches, with the discussions at the St. Louis Fed also available via live webcast.
Nov. 2, 2015: China’s Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, Future
In just 35 years, China transformed itself from an impoverished agrarian economy into an industrial powerhouse that produces nearly half of the world's industrial goods. How did it accomplish this in such a short time? St. Louis Fed economist Yi Wen, a native of China, will discuss the country's recent transformation, as well as what it will take for China to continue its hyper growth and for it to eventually become a high-income nation. He will also address how the U.S. can benefit from China's rise and whether poor nations can emulate its success.
After the lecture will be a panel discussion, including St. Louis Fed economists William R. Emmons and Subhayu Bandyopadhyay. The audience will be invited to ask questions. The moderator will be Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president of the St. Louis Fed's Banking Supervision and Regulation division.
This presentation will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in downtown St. Louis. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., with light fare being served. The lecture and Q&A with the audience will run from 6:30 to 8. Free parking will be available in the Fed's garage.