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In these podcasts, economists and others with expertise in their fields talk about issues in the news, their research, popular products and services of the St. Louis Fed.

Latest Episodes

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.

8 MIN6 d ago
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The Interconnectivity of Production Networks

A New Look at the Bretton Woods Agreement

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about the Bretton Woods system, establishing an international monetary system, European reconstruction, and winners and losers from Bretton Woods.

23 MINOCT 3
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A New Look at the Bretton Woods Agreement

How Advancing Automation May Affect Occupations

Sungki Hong, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about which occupations may be more affected by automation than others; what motivates firms to automate jobs; and the many forms automation may take, including machines, programs and self-driving cars.

10 MINSEP 5
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How Advancing Automation May Affect Occupations

Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

The Federal Reserve is currently undertaking a review of its monetary policy framework. Why is the Fed doing this review? What does it entail? What will policymakers do with the information gathered? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard addresses these and related questions.

13 MINAUG 14
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Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

Center for Household Financial Stability: The First Five Years

Ray Boshara—senior adviser and the director of the Center for Household Financial Stability at the St. Louis Fed—talks about the Center’s first five years, its purpose and its future. He discusses lessons learned when looking from a balance sheet perspective at the recovery following the Great Recession.

18 MINAUG 7
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Center for Household Financial Stability: The First Five Years

The Role of Trade in Cross-Country Income Differences

B. Ravikumar, senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed, talks about the role international trade plays in cross-country income differences. He discusses the study of economic development, who wins and who loses in trade, barriers to trade and more.

16 MINJUL 20
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The Role of Trade in Cross-Country Income Differences

Supervising the Nation’s Banks

Julie Stackhouse, executive vice president at the St. Louis Fed, talks about the Federal Reserve’s role in bank supervision. She discusses the critical nature of this function during and since the financial crisis, the changing landscape for community banks, the growth of fintech, and more.

22 MINMAY 8
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Supervising the Nation’s Banks

James Bullard Discusses Nominal GDP Targeting

What is nominal GDP targeting, and how does it differ from inflation targeting? What would be some of the advantages and disadvantages of using nominal GDP targeting? Have any central banks used it? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard addresses these and related questions.

15 MINAPR 19
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James Bullard Discusses Nominal GDP Targeting

What Is the Optimal Corporate Income Tax Rate?

The 2017 federal tax overhaul reduced the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%. In this podcast, Economist Don Schlagenhauf discusses the paper he wrote with two co-authors, “Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment” and what their models say the optimal rate is.

10 MINAPR 16
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What Is the Optimal Corporate Income Tax Rate?

Little Rock Branch Celebrates 100 Years of History

In this Timely Topics podcast, Senior Vice President Robert Hopkins reflects on the Little Rock Branch’s 100 years of history, from its start in payments to its focus on economic education and community development.

9 MINMAR 26
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Little Rock Branch Celebrates 100 Years of History

Latest Episodes

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.

8 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Interconnectivity of Production Networks

A New Look at the Bretton Woods Agreement

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about the Bretton Woods system, establishing an international monetary system, European reconstruction, and winners and losers from Bretton Woods.

23 MINOCT 3
Comments
A New Look at the Bretton Woods Agreement

How Advancing Automation May Affect Occupations

Sungki Hong, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks about which occupations may be more affected by automation than others; what motivates firms to automate jobs; and the many forms automation may take, including machines, programs and self-driving cars.

10 MINSEP 5
Comments
How Advancing Automation May Affect Occupations

Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

The Federal Reserve is currently undertaking a review of its monetary policy framework. Why is the Fed doing this review? What does it entail? What will policymakers do with the information gathered? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard addresses these and related questions.

13 MINAUG 14
Comments
Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review

Center for Household Financial Stability: The First Five Years

Ray Boshara—senior adviser and the director of the Center for Household Financial Stability at the St. Louis Fed—talks about the Center’s first five years, its purpose and its future. He discusses lessons learned when looking from a balance sheet perspective at the recovery following the Great Recession.

18 MINAUG 7
Comments
Center for Household Financial Stability: The First Five Years

The Role of Trade in Cross-Country Income Differences

B. Ravikumar, senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed, talks about the role international trade plays in cross-country income differences. He discusses the study of economic development, who wins and who loses in trade, barriers to trade and more.

16 MINJUL 20
Comments
The Role of Trade in Cross-Country Income Differences

Supervising the Nation’s Banks

Julie Stackhouse, executive vice president at the St. Louis Fed, talks about the Federal Reserve’s role in bank supervision. She discusses the critical nature of this function during and since the financial crisis, the changing landscape for community banks, the growth of fintech, and more.

22 MINMAY 8
Comments
Supervising the Nation’s Banks

James Bullard Discusses Nominal GDP Targeting

What is nominal GDP targeting, and how does it differ from inflation targeting? What would be some of the advantages and disadvantages of using nominal GDP targeting? Have any central banks used it? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard addresses these and related questions.

15 MINAPR 19
Comments
James Bullard Discusses Nominal GDP Targeting

What Is the Optimal Corporate Income Tax Rate?

The 2017 federal tax overhaul reduced the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%. In this podcast, Economist Don Schlagenhauf discusses the paper he wrote with two co-authors, “Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment” and what their models say the optimal rate is.

10 MINAPR 16
Comments
What Is the Optimal Corporate Income Tax Rate?

Little Rock Branch Celebrates 100 Years of History

In this Timely Topics podcast, Senior Vice President Robert Hopkins reflects on the Little Rock Branch’s 100 years of history, from its start in payments to its focus on economic education and community development.

9 MINMAR 26
Comments
Little Rock Branch Celebrates 100 Years of History
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