The next two presentations in the St. Louis Fed's lecture series for the public will take place Nov. 2 in St. Louis and Nov. 5 in Memphis, Tenn.
The first lecture will be about the industrial revolution in China. St. Louis Fed economist Yi Wen will address:
This presentation will be available for watching over the Internet for those who can't attend in person.
In the second lecture, St. Louis Fed economist Fernando Martin will discuss the Great Recession and its aftermath. He will address:
The lectures are part of a series called Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines. For details on attending in person or watching selected lectures online, go to www.stlouisfed.org/dialogue-with-the-fed. There, you will also be able to watch and read about the first 17 lectures that have been presented in this series, which was begun in 2011.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' annual conference for college-level economics professors will take place this year Nov. 12 and 13 at the St. Louis Fed. The theme will be "Has the Great Recession Changed Our Understanding and Teaching of Economics?"
Speakers will include St. Louis Fed economists and other data experts, along with academics and others from nearly 20 colleges, universities and other institutions around the country. Keynote speeches will look at the impact of the Great Recession on the understanding of macroeconomics and on household financial stability. Another speech will center on video snippets in the economics classroom. The nine breakout sessions will cover such diverse topics as "Teaching Economics in a Multicultural Classroom: Lessons Learned in the Former Soviet Union" to "The Economics of 'Breaking Bad.' "
There is no cost to attend the conference, but registration is required. To see the full agenda and to register, go to www.stlouisfed.org/events/2015/11/eeprofessorsconference.