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2017 St. Louis Fed Professors Conference


Registration for this conference is closed.

Conference Dates:
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 | 1:30–7 pm
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 | 7:30 am – 1 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Effective teaching in the classroom requires that professors know their material, keep up-to-date on changes in the field, and use innovative and engaging teaching methods. This can be daunting—it's much easier to maintain the status quo. This year's conference will take on both sides of effective instruction: solid content and engaging pedagogy.

Conference Speakers and Features

  • Carlos Garriga, a St. Louis Fed vice president and economist, will discuss "Monetary Policy: Textbook vs. Reality."
  • Kevin Kliesen, a St. Louis Fed business economist and research officer, will provide an economic outlook.
  • Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, will discuss "The Secular Stagnation Hypothesis and Challenges for Pedagogy."
  • Concurrent sessions will feature presentations from college professors on teaching and learning economics.
  • St. Louis Fed staff will provide an update on the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED®) database.
  • St. Louis Fed internship opportunities for your students will be discussed.

Don't miss out! Register by Oct. 27.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

See what you missed at the 2016 conference.

Hotel Accommodations
The Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch is holding rooms for conference attendees for the night of Nov. 2. The room rate is $125 plus tax for singles. Overnight parking is $18. The group number is 2299994.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
2 S. Fourth St. St. Louis, Mo. 63102

Note: Please make your reservations by Oct. 12 to receive the group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.