Discussions of economic and policy issues, banks and banking, and economic education.


Payments 2021: The Year in Review

Dec 16, 2021

Did the COVID-19 pandemic usher in a new era in commerce and payments, or will consumers and businesses return to previous habits and behaviors? On December 16, our Talk About Payments webinar had four payments experts examine the 2021 market and its data, opportunities, and risks.

Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation

Oct 21, 2021

As the population continues to age, what risks need to be exposed to protect the elderly from financial exploitation? On October 21, our Talk About Payments webinar featured experts in elder financial abuse who provided insights into this and other questions.

Commercial Real Estate: The Good, the Bad, and the Risky - October 20, 2021

Oct 20, 2021

This ViewPoint Live webinar features Brian Bailey, commercial real estate subject matter expert, who discussed current conditions and trends in commercial real estate as well as the potential risks that lie ahead as the market emerges from COVID's impact.

Eight Questions about Consumer Payments Behavior

Jul 13, 2021

On July 13, payments experts discussed consumer payments behavior using new data from the Survey of Consumer Payment Choice.

Residential Real Estate Market Update - June 22, 2021

Jun 22, 2021

A recent Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Division webinar focused on trends in residential real estate. Atlanta Fed expert Domonic Purviance shared his market insights and discussed potential risks post-COVID.

Ask Us Anything: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector - May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Labor policy reform can be most effective when it prioritizes better wage and life outcomes for all workers. Panelists Maria Flynn of the nonprofit Jobs for the Future, Earl Buford of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Larry Good of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and Chike Aguh of the U.S. Department of Labor discuss gaps in national labor policy that have been exposed by the pandemic and ways to improve workforce development, including incorporating worker voices and a racial equity lens in the redesign of programs.

Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth - March 3, 2021

Mar 03, 2021

The Biden administration is expected to propose an infrastructure modernization plan that could spur hefty job creation. Workplace practitioners Kisha Bird of the Center for Law and Social Policy, Mary Alice McCarthy of New America, and Brad Markell of the AFL-CIO’s Working for America Institute discuss ways to make sure that traditionally underprivileged populations, particularly youth, people of color, and women, will connect with employment opportunities from infrastructure investments. Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, moderates the discussion.

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing - March 1, 2021

Mar 01, 2021

The fourth event of the virtual Racism and the Economy series will focus on structural racism in housing markets and its impact on economic outcomes for all Americans.

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Small Business Credit Survey: Findings, Implications, and Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - February 25, 2021

Feb 25, 2021

The Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development team presented findings from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey: 2021 Report on Employer Firms, particularly the impact of COVID-19 on these businesses.

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Supporting Small Businesses for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - January 14, 2021

Jan 14, 2021

Speakers from organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurship discussed the challenges these businesses are facing during the pandemic. For instance, many small businesses of color were unable to tap government programs like the Paycheck Protection Program because they lacked an existing relationship with a bank. Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic moderated the discussion.

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Education - January 12, 2021

Jan 12, 2021

The third event of the virtual Racism and the Economy series examined systemic shortcomings and advanced solutions to racism in education. Watch the video and read the summary.

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