Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Boardroom Discussion and Activity
The new video discusses how the Fed's interest rate changes affect our lives, with active-learning exercises accompanying the video.
Fractional Reserve Banking
These videos explore the inner workings of fractional reserve banking.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
These videos explain gross domestic product (GDP): what it is, how to measure it, and what it means to a country's economy.
History of Central Banking
These videos explore the early history of central banking in the United States, describing the evolution of banking from the late 1700s through the Great Depression, with a special focus on the Fed's role in the Great Depression.
This video explains key concepts regarding inflation, including inflation targeting, the consumer price index, core inflation, and more.
Jekyll Island and the Creation of the Fed
This video explores the early history of the Federal Reserve. Viewers will learn about Jekyll Island's past and the Panic of 1907, the origins and outcomes of the secret Jekyll Island meeting, and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.
These videos look at the role of the Federal Reserve System in setting monetary policy and describe the tools of monetary policy.
These videos offer a close look at money—its definition, the problem it solves, what fiat money accomplishes, and how the Yapese used giant wheels of stone for money.
These videos take a look at the labor market.
Exploring Careers Videos
Exploring Careers in Cybersecurity, Part 1: Protecting Our Infrastructure
Have you considered working in the burgeoning cybersecurity industry? In the first of a two-part Maximum Employment Matters webinar, industry experts discuss some of the threats posed by nation states.
Exploring Careers in Cybersecurity, Part 2: Protecting Our Financial System
Did you know there are over 300,000 unfilled jobs in cybersecurity nationwide? This second of a two-part Maximum Employment Matters webinar explores job opportunities that help secure our financial system.
Exploring Careers in Economics: The Making of an Economist
Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic and senior vice president Paula Tkac give advice to aspiring economists and explain why economics is not the dismal science in Maximum Employment Matters.
Exploring Careers in Energy: Working toward a Brighter Future
Do you know there are millions of jobs in the energy field? They encompass everything from power generation to renewable, solar, and biomass. Learn about career opportunities in Maximum Employment Matters.
Exploring Careers in Financial Services: By the Numbers
Students, do you love crunching numbers? Discover which jobs are hot and what courses to take to prepare for a career in the financial services industry in Maximum Employment Matters.
Exploring Careers in Manufacturing
US manufacturing has declined dramatically over the past 35 years, and the jobs that remain require more technical knowledge and skills. Hear our panel's thoughts about training for a manufacturing career in Maximum Employment Matters.
Exploring Careers in Marketing: More than Snap, Crackle, and Pop
The marketing industry today involves everything from digital platforms to drones. Learn about new career opportunities from industry experts in Maximum Employment Matters.
Pathways and Barriers to Economic Mobility
Maximum Employment Matters examines career pathway programs for workers and students. It also discusses why some low-wage workers may be reluctant to train for career advancement and face the so-called benefits cliff.
The Fed Explains Monetary Policy
The newest episode of the Fed Explained video series focuses on monetary policy: the role of the central bank, how it achieves its economic goals, and some of the tools developed in response to the financial crisis.
The Fed Explains Bank Supervision and Regulation
The most recent in a series of videos focused on the economy and the Federal Reserve looks at bank supervision and regulation. Learn how the Fed makes sure banks are operating safely and providing fair and equitable services to their communities.
The Fed Explains the Payments System
Like a circulatory system for the economy, the U.S. payments system facilitates the flow of money between buyers and sellers. The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series explores the Fed's role in keeping our monetary circulatory system healthy.
The Fed Explains Good versus Bad Standards
Standardized measurements help us communicate about things that need to be exact, such as time and distance. The latest in the Atlanta Fed's animated video series highlights the importance of consistent standards and explains how the Fed keeps our standard measure of value—the U.S. dollar—stable.
The Fed Explains Regional Banks
This installment in the Atlanta Fed's award-winning series explains how the Federal Reserve's decentralized structure helps the central bank form a "big picture" view of the U.S. economy. Learn how each of the 12 regional Reserve Banks contributes to national monetary policymaking.
The Fed Explains the Central Bank
The fourth in a series of animated videos about the Federal Reserve focuses on the origins, structure, and functions of the U.S. central bank. The video uses lively graphics and straightforward examples to explain the history of the Federal Reserve System and how its three main functions help foster a stable financial system and a growing economy.
The Fed Explains the Unemployment Rate
The latest in a series of videos focused on economic issues and the Federal Reserve looks at the labor force, the unemployment rate, and other key labor market indicators. Engaging graphics and real-life examples help explain who makes up the labor force and how the unemployment rate is calculated, along with the factors that make this rate fluctuate.
The Fed Explains Real Versus Potential GDP
The second in a series of videos on economic issues and the Federal Reserve focuses on gross domestic product, or GDP. Engaging graphics and straightforward examples help define total output and explain the difference between real and potential GDP.
The Fed Explains Inflation
The first in the Atlanta Fed's video series on economic issues and the Federal Reserve focuses on inflation. In an engaging animated format, this brief video defines inflation and the price level and explains the difference between inflation and cost-of-living price increases.
Personal Finance Videos
Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes
The video component of the lesson sets the scene by showing some of the devastation that the storm wrought, and introducing three families whose stories and lessons learned are followed throughout the curriculum.
Lesson 2: In the Aftermath
The video component of the lesson shares the financial and personal experiences of a 10th grade boy and his family when they were forced to evacuate New Orleans, Louisiana, before Hurricane Katrina and after they returned.
Lesson 3: A Fresh Start
The video component of the lesson shares the financial and personal experiences and lessons learned of an eighth grade girl, her family, and her friends when they were forced to evacuate Biloxi, Mississippi, before Hurricane Katrina and after they returned.
Lesson 4: Back to School
The video component of the lesson shares the financial and personal experiences and lessons learned of a college freshman, her family, and her friends when they were forced to evacuate New Orleans, Louisiana, before Hurricane Katrina and after they returned.