How Federal Reserve Bank Presidents Ensure “Main Street” is Represented in Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee conducts monetary policy to promote maximum employment and price stability in the U.S. economy. Monetary policy is made at the national level, but it’s important that policy reflects the economic voices beyond Washington, D.C., and Wall Street. The November issue of Page One Economics explains how Federal Reserve Bank presidents ensure the voices of “Main Street” are reflected in monetary policy decisions.

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