Eldar Shafir counsels Forefront on why people are really not rational in the way that economists like to think they are, and the practical significance of that difference.

Richard Berner, director of the Office of Financial Research, talked with the Cleveland Fed about how the office is helping achieve financial stability, why the right incentives matter, and how the next financial crisis is impossible to predict.   


The University of California, Berkeley economic historian shares his views on the prospects for the European Union, why so many economists were caught off guard by the financial crisis, and the similarities and differences between the Great Depression and the Great Recession.   


The Brookings Institution economist discusses her views on whether Americans are saving enough and lessons from the financial crisis   


The journalist and documentary producer talks about his reports from inner-city Chicago   


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President and CEO opens up on her policy views, economic outlook, and the differences between Greenspan's Fed and Bernanke's.   


University of Arizona economic historian Price Fishback compares the Great Depression with the Great Recession and finds reason for optimism that America will recover from the latest downturn.   


Mark Bils, a macroeconomist at the University of Rochester, has delved deeper into the intricacies of price measurement than most.   


Charles Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Joseph Haubrich interviewed Calomiris on October 14, 2010 at the Bank's Conference on Countercyclical Capital Requirements.   


Interview with Art Rolnick on early childhood education.   


Former Federal Reserve governor on the state of macroeconomics.   


Some say that the financial crisis has launched a thousand Ph.D. dissertations and perhaps just as many books. Anil Kashyap was on the case from the very beginning.   


Anil K. Kashyap is among the nation’s leading experts on the financial crisis and efforts to reform financial regulations. He is the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago?s Booth School of Business. Mark Sniderman, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, interview Kashyap on February 15, 2010, at the Booth School.


On October 1, 2009, Kahn visited Lexington, Kentucky, to present a paper at the Conference on Appalachia and the Legacy of the War on Poverty at the University of Kentucky. Francisca Richter, research economist in the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, interviewed Kahn before the conference.   


Watch these video selections from the interview featured in the Winter 2009-2010 Forefront.