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Dialogue with the Fed on U.S. Fiscal Sustainability To Be Webcast Live on April 8


ST. LOUIS - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will offer a live webcast of the first Dialogue with the Fed of 2013, "Achieving Long-Run Fiscal Sustainability," on Monday, April 8, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The webcast can be viewed at Registrations for the on-site event have reached full capacity.

William Emmons, St. Louis Fed assistant vice president and economist will lead the presentation.  Emmons will examine the question of whether the United States can achieve long-run fiscal sustainability and what, if any, significant policy changes will need to be taken as the country faces slow economic growth, high debt and a future of rising health care and retirement costs.

Following his talk, Emmons will be joined by Kevin Kliesen, business economist and research officier, for an in-depth discussion of the topic and to take questions from the on-site audience. Julie Stackhouse, Banking Supervision and Regulation senior vice president, will moderate the discussion and the question-and-answer session. 

Dialogue with the Fed is a free, evening discussion series for the general public that is held at the St. Louis Fed. It is designed to address key economic and financial issues of the day, and to provide the opportunity to ask questions of Fed experts on site.  The series was launched in the fall of 2011 and previous discussions can be viewed at the Dialogue web site at

For more information, contact Suzanne Jenkins at 314-444-8842 or