ST. LOUIS – The Federal Reserve System has posted videos and presentation materials from its ninth biennial Community Development Research Conference, held April 2-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The focus of this year’s conference was “Economic Mobility: Research and Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities and the Economy.”
In addition to videos of key speakers and audience Q&As, the materials include presentation slides and academic papers, as well as informational posters that were displayed at the conference. The materials can be accessed at online at: https://www.stlouisfed.org/community-development/economic-mobility-conference-2015/conference-materials.
Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, gave opening remarks. Joseph Stiglitz, professor of economics at Columbia University, gave the keynote speech on the second day of the conference.
Other speakers included James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Narayana Kocherlakota, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Lael Brainard, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Throughout the conference, emerging research was presented in dialogue with policymakers and community practitioners to help advance understanding about how people and communities get ahead, where impediments exist, how factors such as inequality play a role and what has changed over time.