The Economy Matters podcast presents conversations with a variety of Atlanta Fed employees to discuss the work the Bank does and its relevance to people’s daily lives. It also offers interviews with experts outside the Atlanta Fed, who discuss topics of interest to those who want to know more about economics and monetary policymaking.
"Where We Are in Housing Is Pretty Extraordinary": Discussing Residential Real Estate
The Southeast's housing market remains robust, even as interest rates and a tight market hamper affordability. This episode of the Economy Matters podcast features a conversation with an Atlanta Fed housing expert on factors at work in the market.
"The Fed Is Committed to Encouraging an Economy that Works for All": A Conversation about Payments
What's in your wallet? This episode of the Economy Matters podcast explores recent changes in the US payments ecosystem, which has expanded considerably with the introduction of new technologies and services.
Filling In the (Pot)holes: A Discussion of Electric Vehicles and Gas Tax Collection
The tax on gasoline has long been a reliable source of revenue for maintaining roads, but will the growing popularity of electric vehicles disrupt this formula? This episode of the Economy Matters podcast discusses Atlanta Fed research into the question.
"The Winners Turn Out to Be Young, Working-Age Households": A Discussion of Demographic Shifts
Economic changes inevitably follow demographic changes. In this episode of the Economy Matters podcast, Atlanta Fed economist Toni Braun talks about his research into the aging of the US economy and what it might mean for the macroeconomy, including the inflation rate.
"The Information Really Does Go Somewhere": A Conversation about Gathering Economic Intelligence
The Atlanta Fed constantly seeks information about the regional economy. In this episode of the Economy Matters podcast, Shari Bower of the Miami Branch and Anoop Mishra of the Birmingham Branch discuss their efforts and what they mean for policymaking.
"We Have Already Seen Dramatic Changes in Consumer Payment Behavior": A Conversation about How People Pay
How consumers pay for goods and services has evolved rapidly in recent years. Atlanta Fed payments risk expert Dave Lott joins the Economy Matters podcast to discuss these changes and the factors behind them.
This is a great listen for everyone interested in economics.