Curious as to how the Federal Reserve plans to be involved in the payments system of the future? Reprints of two speeches given by St. Louis Fed President Thomas C. Melzer shed light on the topic. One speech, "The Evolving U.S. Payments System: A Central Banker's Viewpoint," was given by Melzer at last year's Bank Administration Institute National Payments System Conference in Washington, D.C. The other speech, "The Federal Reserve's View of the Payments System in the 21st Century," was delivered at this year's National Automated Clearinghouse Association Conference in San Francisco.
The speeches are the first in a series of selected economic and policy speeches to be made available to the public. To request a reprint of either speech, call Debbie Dawe of our Public Affairs Office at (314) 444-8809, or write "Speech Brochures," Public Affairs Department, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Mo., 63166-0442.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is now online with its Internet home page, which can be found at http://www.bog.frb.fed.us. Visitors to the site can access regulation summaries and order Fed books, periodicals and educational pamphlets on consumer topics. The site also contains information on subscribing to the Commerce Department's economic bulletin board, which includes certain Fed statistical releases, such as those on weekly and monthly foreign exchange rates and selected interest rates.
Other web sites that may be of interest include:
Yahoo! Economics Page
Resources for Economists on the Internet
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Information Economy
The Economics Working Paper Archive
The Social Science Research Network
National Bureau of Economic Research
Wells Fargo Bank
J.P. Morgan & Co.
Al Roth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page
Wall Street Research Net
University of Michigan EBB
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