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The Economics of Trade

Registration for this event is closed.

Date:  Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Time:  Reception: 6 p.m. (Light fare will be served.)
Program: 6:30‑8 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust St.
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

International trade sounds simple enough: It's the buying and selling of goods, services and assets between countries.

But people's reactions to it are complicated.

Economists tend to be supportive, but some people are skeptical about whether international trade is good for the United States.

Learn the mechanics of trade, hear the research and get your questions answered at this Dialogue with the Fed event. B. Ravikumar, senior vice president and deputy research director, will discuss why economists back international trade and what research says about its effect on the U.S.

A panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow Ravikumar's presentation.

The event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and will close Oct. 12 or as soon as all seats are filled.

Questions? Contact Ellen Amato at or 314-444-3749.

This presentation is part of the St. Louis Fed’s evening discussion series, called Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today’s Financial Headlines. View previous presentations at this site.