Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines


It's been four years since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the subsequent bailout of AIG and the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Today, financial markets still have not fully regained the ground they lost from 2008 – 2009. U.S. unemployment remains high and the housing market is stagnant. Europe continues to deal with a sovereign debt crisis and global markets are volatile. Data and news reports can be confusing and even overwhelming.

"Dialogue with the Fed" was designed to address the key economic and financial issues of the day, and to provide the opportunity to ask questions of Fed experts. The discussions, which were launched in the fall of 2011, are held at the St. Louis Fed and are free and open to the public. Due to high demand, the Dialogues are also webcast live, and all discussions have been videoarchived.

Nov. 13, 2012 | Emerging Giants: Perspectives on China and India
YiLi Chien, senior economist and B. Ravikumar, vice president and economist

Oct. 1, 2012 | Robo-signing, the London Whale and Libor Rate-rigging: Are the Largest Banks Too Complex for Their Own Good?
William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist

May 30, 2012 | Deuda Soberana: Una Tragedia Griega Moderna
Fernando Martin, senior economist
May 8, 2012 | Sovereign Debt: A Modern Greek Tragedy
Christopher Waller, senior vice president and director, Research

Nov. 21, 2011 | Understanding the Unemployment Picture
Christopher Waller, senior vice president and director, Research

Oct. 18, 2011 | Bringing the Federal Deficit Under Control
William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist

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

For more information, contact Suzanne Jenkins, senior communications specialist, at suzanne.m.jenkins@stls.frb.org.