The heart of this year’s report is a series of essays about the importance of educating one and all about the basics of economics and personal finance. The articles also explore our many resources that make for easy learning on these topics, whether in the classroom, at home or in the office.
The Beige Book is a summary of current economic conditions in the Eighth District. The information is gathered via survey and interviews from business contacts, economists, market experts, directors of the Bank and its branches, and others. This online-only publication links to the full document, which includes similar anecdotal reports from the 11 other Fed districts. Published eight times per year.
Central Banker was a quarterly overview of Fed policies, initiatives and news affecting financial institutions in the Eighth District and across the United States. It was discontinued in 2014.
Please check out our new monthly newsletter, Central Banker: News and Notes from the St. Louis Fed.
Connecting Policy with Frontier Research is based on interviews with presenters at the annual conference sponsored by our Research division. In some years, the interviews are published in a volume. In other years, only video of those interviews is available. The conference seeks to provide perspectives on whether economic policies adopted in the past still work well today and whether developments at the frontier of research can be applied to improve policy.