The U.S. economy's ability to rebound from a shock like the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 is the subject of the St. Louis Fed's 2001 annual report. In April, the report—titled "Equilibrium: How the U.S. Economy Recovers from a Crisis"—was mailed to District financial institutions.
To order additional copies, contact Debbie Dawe at (314) 444-8809, or toll free at 1-800-333-0810, ext. 44-8809. The report is also available on the St. Louis Fed's web site at www.stlouisfed.org/publications/.
On Oct. 22-23, the Community Affairs department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will be holding a community development conference at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis, Ill. The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Illinois' East St. Louis Action Research Project.
"Rays of Hope: A New Day for America's Distressed Urban Areas" is intended for a national audience of bankers, investors and community development organizations working in highly distressed areas.
Speakers will include Federal Reserve Board Gov. Mark Olson, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President William Poole, National Neighborhood Enterprise founder Robert Woodson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Cornell University Professor Ken Reardon and others.
For more information about the conference, contact Matt Ashby at (314) 444-8891, or toll-free at 1-800-333-0810 ext. 44-8891. You also may send an e-mail to Matthew.W.Ashby@stls.frb.org.