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Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines


Dialogue with the Fed

In the fall of 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis debuted a new evening discussion series for the general public. The sessions, led by Fed officials, were designed to address the key economic and financial issues of the day.  Each Dialogue concluded with a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Each of the three programs drew more than 150 attendees, with the Bank's Gateway Conference Center Auditorium reaching maximum capacity and other attendees participating on site in an overflow room featuring a video simulcast.  Demand for the sessions continued to be so high, the third session on "Understanding the Unemployment Picture," was also offered via live webcast.

Planning is now underway for more "Dialogues with the Fed" in 2012.  Stayed tuned to this page for more information as dates, topics and speakers are announced!

The 2011 "Dialogue with the Fed" Series

Nov. 21, 2011 | Understanding the Unemployment Picture
Christopher Waller, senior vice president and director of research
Video | Presentation (PDF)

Oct. 18, 2011 | Bringing the Federal Deficit Under Control
William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist
Video | Presentation (PDF)

Sept. 12, 2011 | Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis
Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president, Banking Supervision and Regulation
Video | Presentation (PDF)

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