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St. Louis Fed Will Webcast Special Feb. 12 Dialogue with the Fed, Plunging Crude Prices: Impact on U.S. and State Economies


ST. LOUIS – The recent drop in oil prices and its ramifications for the economy will be discussed Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, as part of Dialogue with the Fed, the St. Louis Fed’s free evening lecture series for the general public.

Mine Kuban Yücel, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will lead the discussion, which will be webcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m. Central time.

Following her presentation, Yücel will be joined by Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president of the St. Louis Fed’s Banking Supervision and Regulation division, and Michael Plante, senior research economist with the Dallas Fed, for a question-and-answer session.

Yücel, who also serves as an adviser to the president of the Dallas Fed on regional and energy issues, has been with the Dallas Fed since 1989.  She analyzes the regional economy and energy markets on an ongoing basis and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics board of directors, and is a past president of the International Association of Energy Economics and the United States Association of Energy Economics.

The St. Louis Fed launched its Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines series in the fall of 2011 to address key economic and financial topics of the day and to provide a forum where attendees easily can ask questions of Fed experts. The discussions always are free and open to the public.