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22 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
The Pandemic Worsened Inequities for Working Women. What Now?
Meredith Covington, Supervisory Policy and Risk Analysis manager, and Ana Hernández Kent, Institute for Economic Equity senior researcher, discuss how the “she-cession” is disproportionately affecting women of color and sparking conversations about caregiving responsibilities.
24 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Student Sorting in the College Selection Process
Oksana Leukhina, economist and research officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about the importance of students understanding the college selection process in the U.S. to tip the scale in their direction.
24 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Wage Posting and Job Searching
Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses what firms consider when weighing the decision to post wages for open positions or negotiate with prospective employees instead.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Economic Equity: St. Louis Fed Leaders
Four senior executives at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis talk about their careers, challenges they have faced as Black Americans and what organizations and allies can do to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
20 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Timely Topics Economic Equity: Inequality and Stock Market Participation
YiLi Chien, economist and research officer at the St. Louis Fed, discusses how investing in the stock market can play a role in wealth inequality. He also explains why some people may choose to not invest in stocks, despite their higher returns historically.
23 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Timely Topics Economic Equity: Community Development
The St. Louis Fed’s Community Development team discusses their work to promote a more inclusive, equitable economy, “one in which everyone can derive benefit regardless of their background, the color of their skin, their gender, or the ZIP code where they reside.”
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Timely Topics Equity: Demographics
Researchers at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability discuss how demographic variables—such as birth year, race and education—play into the state of wealth and equity in the United States.
4 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Educated Workers and America’s Competitiveness
Alexander Monge-Naranjo, research officer and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, briefly talks about both the challenges and opportunities presented to the U.S. as the rest of the world becomes better educated.
14 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
COVID-19 and Hot Money Credits
David Andolfatto, senior vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about how a hot money credit program could help kick-start the stalled economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 and Financial Setbacks for Millennials
Ana Kent, policy analyst at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, talks about how COVID-19 could cause devastating financial setbacks for millennials, a generation still reeling from the Great Recession, with little to no financial buffer and facing sizable job losses.
10 minutes | May 26, 2020
COVID-19 and School Closures
Charles Gascon, St. Louis Fed regional economist, discusses his research on COVID-19 schools closings and how they may impact worker productivity, children’s education and even existing gender gaps.
16 minutes | May 13, 2020
COVID-19 and U.S. Reliance on Medical Equipment Imports
Senior Economist Ana Maria Santacreu and Economist Fernando Leibovici, both of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discuss their research on essential medical equipment imports and how the U.S. is facing a massive shortage of these supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 minutes | May 4, 2020
Families Most Vulnerable to Income Shock and COVID-19
Ray Boshara, an assistant vice president, and Lowell Ricketts, lead analyst, both at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, talk about which families are the most vulnerable to income shock like COVID-19.
11 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Financial Distress and COVID-19
Juan Sanchez, an assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses COVID-19 related economic shocks and his research on financially distressed Americans. He talks about income declines, social distancing, disease spread and more.
15 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
The Role of Decision-Making in Financial Literacy
Mary Suiter, an assistant vice president and the economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses April as Financial Literacy Month and offers tips for how parents can teach decision-making skills to their children.
20 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
The Role of Human Capital in Production
Alexander Monge-Naranjo, an economist and officer in the Research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses the role of human capital as a determinant of a country’s income.
24 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Inflation and Central Banks
Christopher Neely, a vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses why central banks around the world adopted the practice of setting explicit inflation targets.
15 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
How the Great Recession Changed Perceptions and Increased Tail Risk
Julian Kozlowski, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses his research on the Great Recession and how it changed people’s perceptions. He also explains why listeners should be interested in liquidity and its effects on interest rates.
19 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Explaining the Midcentury Increase in Housing Prices, Ownership
Don Schlagenhauf, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discusses his research on the rise in house prices and home ownership rates from 1940 to 1960. He explains the role of changes in government policy, mortgage financing, productivity and the purchasers’ income, age and education.
9 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
The Interconnectivity of Production Networks
Sungki Hong, a St. Louis Fed economist, talks about complex production networks: When a “hub” industry like construction contracts, it can hit other industries hard. He discusses how this unfolded amid the Great Recession and why he’s curious about the technology industry today.
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