The Economic Education department at the St. Louis Fed offers materials for use in K-8 social studies classrooms that align with the common core standards. Also available are materials for use in economics, history, government and personal finance classes in grades 9 through 12, as well as resources for adults. You may also search a glossary of economics and personal finance terms. All of these materials are available free of charge. Visit stlouisfed.org/education_resources or contact Mary Suiter, manager of economic education at the St. Louis Fed, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retrofitting Institutions: Feeding Job Growth with Energy Hogs
Satya Rhodes-Conway and James Irwin, senior associates at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, discuss how retrofitting public and institutional buildings spurs job creation in the real estate sector.
Trash to Treasure: Turning Waste into Jobs
Nancey Green Leigh, a professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Tech, discusses how to design a program that can create jobs from the waste diversion process.
Can the Jobs Gap Be Filled Through Temporary Public-sector Positions?
Philip Harvey, professor of law and economics at Rutgers University, discusses how his proposed direct job creation program would create temporary public-sector jobs and, in the process, help reduce unemployment.
To view the transcript or play the MP3 file of any of these podcasts, visit www.frbatlanta.org/podcasts/economicdevelopment/ and scroll to the individual podcast title.