59 episodes

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.

Timely Topics St. Louis Fed

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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.

    Timely Topics: How Broken Supply Chains Affect Inflation

    Timely Topics: How Broken Supply Chains Affect Inflation

    “Over the past few decades, production has become more global … and as a result, the production process today is more fragmented and is more complex than what it was several decades ago,” says Ana Maria Santacreu, senior economist at the St. Louis Fed, who discusses her research on disrupted supply chains.

    • 7 min
    Timely Topics Economic Equity: What Is Your Professional Experience as a Black CEO?

    Timely Topics Economic Equity: What Is Your Professional Experience as a Black CEO?

    “The impact that everyday people can have on policy and procedures,” surprised Alice K. Houston when she first became a member of the board of directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She shares her experiences as a child of the civil rights movement growing up in segregated Louisville, challenges she faced as a minority business owner and her commitment to community service.

    • 21 min
    Timely Topics Economic Equity: COVID-19’s Impact on Employment

    Timely Topics Economic Equity: COVID-19’s Impact on Employment

    “The initial effects of the pandemic on employment were actually uneven across occupations,” says Serdar Birinci, economist at the St. Louis Fed, adding that service industries saw the largest effects.

    • 7 min
    Timely Topics Economic Equity: Millennials and the Racial Divide

    Timely Topics Economic Equity: Millennials and the Racial Divide

    “There are a couple of differences between Black and white millennials that may help explain these [wealth] disparities,” says Lowell Ricketts, data scientist at the Institute for Economic Equity at the St. Louis Fed, who cites student loans and home ownership. Ricketts joins Ana Hernández Kent, senior researcher, in a discussion about the wealth accumulation of millennials.

    • 18 min
    Timely Topics: Intellectual Property Rights

    Timely Topics: Intellectual Property Rights

    “As countries have become more integrated, not only in terms of trading goods and services but also in terms of trading ideas, protecting intellectual property has become more important,” says Ana Maria Santacreu, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

    • 13 min
    Timely Topics Economic Equity: Rural Prosperity in Focus

    Timely Topics Economic Equity: Rural Prosperity in Focus

    “We believe rural communities will achieve longer-term, more durable success if they look inside their boundaries for opportunities to invest in and focus on,” says Daniel Paul Davis, vice president and community affairs officer at the St. Louis Fed. Davis joins Andrew Dumont, senior community development analyst at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, as they discuss a new book they co-edited, Investing in Rural Prosperity.

    • 26 min

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