Ask the Expert Collection
Ann Marie Wiersch
Community Development Policy Advisor
The small-business landscape has changed dramatically during the pandemic. What does the Small Business Credit Survey tell us about the reasons for and ramifications of these changes? Find out.
August 31, 2021
Assistant Vice President and Communications Director, Fed Communities
Why does the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, focus on communities? How is Fed Communities involved? Find out.
August 3, 2021
Policy Economist, Research
How has the ability to work remotely during the pandemic affected where people live, and what are some upsides and downsides if the changes stick? Find out.
June 22, 2021
Regional Outreach Manager, Community Development
Why do we need to hold Policy Summit now more than ever, and what does the conference’s being virtual mean for how attendees can experience it? Find out.
May 25, 2021
Assistant Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
How do you define authentic diversity, equity, and inclusion, and why does authenticity relating to them matter? Find out.
April 13, 2021
Outreach Coordinator, Education and Museum Outreach
If you could create a financial first aid kit for anyone to use during any crisis, what would it have? Find out.
March 23, 2021
Senior Policy Analyst, Community Development
What difference do you hope the Fed’s Occupational Mobility Explorer tool makes for workers and employers? Does that difference change in light of the global pandemic? Find out.
February 23, 2021
Senior Examiner, Supervision & Regulation
The Fed has proposed changing the way the Community Reinvestment Act is implemented. How could that impact our communities, and does the public have a voice in the process? Find out.
November 17, 2020
Bryan S. Huddleston
Assistant Vice President
How are those tasked with monitoring the safety and soundness of community banks supporting those banks as they respond to the multitude of people and businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out.
October 20, 2020
Research Director and Executive Vice President
What do the recoveries after downturns like those relating to the 1918 flu pandemic and the financial crisis that began in 2007 have in common, and how likely is it that this recovery will be like either of those recoveries? Find out.
June 30, 2020
Mary Helen Petrus | Susan Schaaf
Assitant Vice President, Community Development | Senior Examiner, Supervision & Regulation
COVID-19 and the economic shutdown are affecting communities across the country. How might the Cleveland Fed’s Investment Connection program help address the difficulties people now face? Find out.
May 19, 2020
Vice President, Credit Risk Management
What is the Fed’s discount window, and how does it help during times of crisis? Find out.
April 14, 2020
Regional Education Outreach Coordinator
Why is every person’s ability to recover from financial setbacks important to the Federal Reserve, and are there resources you recommend to ready people for the unexpected? Find out.
March 25, 2020
Senior Research Economist
Your research has found that there’s reason to focus policy efforts to improve neighborhoods in order to improve opportunities for people. Where did you grow up, and how did it affect you? What did your research find about the influence of neighborhoods on us? Find out.
February 11, 2020
Community Development Research Manager
How long have contracts for deed existed, and why is the Federal Reserve studying them? Find out.
November 26, 2019
What is “economic migration,” and why is it important enough for economists to study? Find out.
August 6, 2019
Economic Education and Museum Outreach Coordinator
What is the Cleveland Fed doing to teach young people about careers and why? Find out.
June 25, 2019
Director, Center for Inflation Research
What are inflation expectations, and why do they matter? Find out.
May 28, 2019
Regional Outreach Manager, Community Development Department
Why does the Cleveland Fed host a Policy Summit? Find out.
April 16, 2019
Senior Official, Cincinnati Region
Do states have enough in their unemployment insurance trust funds to cover workers’ unemployment claims during the next recession? Find out.
March 26, 2019
Banking Supervisor, Cybersecurity Analytics Support Team
The Federal Reserve’s Cybersecurity Analytics Support Team is responsible for monitoring cybersecurity threats that could affect financial institutions. What happens when news of an attack breaks? Find out.
February 26, 2019
Mary Helen Petrus
Assistant Vice President, Community Development Department
Why did the Cleveland Fed form a Community Advisory Council, and how will we use the information its members provide? Find out.
November 27, 2018
Senior Training and Development Analyst, Cash Operations
How does the Cleveland Fed’s Cash Department handle counterfeit notes? Find out.
October 23, 2018
Community Outreach Manager, Community Development Department
Why is it a challenge for workforce development strategies to prepare workers for future jobs, and how can they contribute to local economic growth? Find out.
October 2, 2018
Vice President, Human Resources
What does inclusion look and feel like at the Cleveland Fed? Find out.
August 28, 2018
Vice President and Senior Regional Officer, Pittsburgh Branch
From our regular surveying of contacts across the region, we know labor conditions are a concern shared by many. Is the problem not enough jobs, not enough workers, workers who don’t have the right training or skills, some combination of these, or something else altogether? Find out.
July 17, 2018
Principal Bank Examiner
How has the increased interest and activity in shale oil and gas drilling changed the financial dynamics of the energy industry, and why does the Fed care? Find out.
June 26, 2018
Emily Garr Pacetti
Vice President and Community Affairs Officer
What are some of the similarities and differences between metro, urban, and rural economies? Why does it matter for the community development issues you work on? Find out.
April 17, 2018
Manager, Education and Museum Outreach
April is Financial Literacy Month. How does one begin to introduce financial literacy concepts to kids? Find out.
March 27, 2018
Mark E. Schweitzer
Senior Vice President, Research Department
Why is the Cleveland Fed invested in studying manufacturing trends and impacts? Find out.
February 27, 2018
Group Vice President, Large Bank Supervision
We are all aware that the Great Recession had a negative impact on the economy. What do you feel are the most positive regulatory changes to come from the crisis? Find out.
January 16, 2018
Assistant Vice President and Corporate Secretary
In what ways do the Cleveland Fed directors inform the Cleveland Reserve Bank and the Federal Reserve System? Find out.
November 28, 2017
Gary A. Wagner
Vice President and Senior Regional Officer
What are the potential upsides and downsides to a metro area’s investing in a light rail system? Find out.
October 17, 2017
Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
How do sectors that arguably lack diversity (such as finance) effectively create sea change that sticks? And why do they want to? Find out.
September 26, 2017
System Security Analyst, eGov
Revenue collection for the federal government sounds like a big job. What lessons have we learned in growing these capabilities that others involved in financial services can also apply? Find out.
August 29, 2017
Senior Research Economist
You’ve studied bans on the use of affirmative action in admissions to public universities. What have you found? Find out.
August 1, 2017
What is the single most important evolution in payments today, and why? Find out.
June 27, 2017
Mary Helen Petrus
Community Development Officer
The 2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality—the 13th one—is June 22 and 23. Why organize the Policy Summit? Find out.
May 30, 2017
Vice President, Risk Supervision, Surveillance, and Analytics Function
For many companies, the focus on cybersecurity is external hackers and external breaches. How important is it for banks to monitor internal risks, too, and what are some ways you’ve heard of their doing so? Find out.
April 18, 2017
Lead, Learning Center and Money Museum
April is Financial Literacy Month. What’s a financial lesson you or someone you know learned firsthand? Find out.
March 28, 2017
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