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Press Release

FedTalk Special COVID-19 Edition: Researching Trends and the Impact of COVID-19


Joel Elvery – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Policy Economist
“Recent trends in COVID-19 mortality rates”

Roberto Pinheiro – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Senior Economist
“Tools to evaluate COVID-19’s impact: history and models”

Hal Martin – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Policy Economist
“Impacts of COVID-19 and the economic crisis on low- and moderate-income communities”


The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host a FedTalk presentation with Cleveland Fed economists discussing their recent research on the impact of COVID-19. Audience Q&A will follow the presentations.


Thursday, August 6, 12 pm-1 pm


Livestreaming is available beginning at 12 pm ET. The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s research agenda. Please join us as three economists from the Cleveland Fed discuss their research on how COVID-19 is affecting communities in the Fourth District and the national economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479