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Dialogue with the Fed on Household Financial Stability To Be Webcast Live on May 23


ST. LOUIS - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will offer a live webcast of its next Dialogue with the Fed, "After the Fall: Rebuilding Family Balance Sheets, Rebuilding the Economy," on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The webcast can be viewed at

Ray Boshara, senior adviser and director of the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability and William Emmons, assistant vice president and the Center's chief economist, will discuss the damage done to household balance sheets by the Great Recession of 2007-09, as well as the importance of healthy household balance sheets for families and the overall economy. An audience question-and-answer session moderated by Julie Stackhouse, Banking Supervision and Regulation senior vice president, will follow the discussion.

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