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The FedTalk series brings the Cleveland Fed together with industry experts, local businesses, community organizations, policymakers, and engaged citizens to discuss issues affecting the communities and people we serve.
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Straight to Work: Some Young Adults Seek to Learn on—not before—the Job
On April 12, FedTalk panelists will discuss how today’s economic conditions are influencing high school students to increasingly pursue a path that’s not full-time higher education.
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Lowering Inflation: The Who, What, and How
Whether it’s high or low, inflation is an ever-present factor in our daily lives, and bringing it down from today’s high levels is a top priority for the Federal Reserve System. But what does the Federal Reserve do to lower inflation? Join us for a conversation with economists from the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Atlanta, and St. Louis about inflation measures, the Fed’s tools for controlling inflation, and how expectations about inflation impact its actual trajectory, among other topics.
2023 Economic Outlook
To kick off our 2023 FedTalk season, please join us virtually January 10 at 3:00 pm for our annual economic outlook presentation.
Making Sense of Eviction Trends during the Pandemic
Building on his research, “Making Sense of Eviction Trends,” Policy Economist Hal Martin is joined by panelists Dimitri Hatzifotinos and Hazel Remesch to discuss evictions, the state of the rental market and what to expect going forward.
Supporting Small Businesses through Supplier Diversity Programs
09.06.2022 | 09.14.2022
This FedTalk program will examine trends currently impacting small, minority- and women-owned businesses, review best practice in the area, share some of the key lessons learned by experts in this space, and dive in the inner workings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's supplier diversity program.
Building Black Communities: Investment and Opportunity
The July FedTalk will bring together industry experts to explore the current state of investment in Black communities.
Small-Dollar Mortgages: Increasing Affordable Housing Options for Lower-Income Households
Join us for Small-Dollar Mortgages: Increasing Affordable Housing Options for Lower-Income Households to learn about the benefits of, challenges to, and resources available for originating small-dollar mortgages.
ABCs, 123s, and Financial Literacy—Why Teaching Finances to Youth Is Important
Join us for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s April FedTalk for a conversation on the importance of financial literacy education from kindergarten through senior year.
Access to Childcare and Labor Market Participation
We gather a panel of researchers and advocates on March 22 to discuss issues at the intersection of childcare and the labor market.
The View from Main Street: What Communities Need to Recover from the Pandemic
This FedTalk highlights ways our community development work can inform and bolster economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, such as by supporting economic mobility and career advancement and by understanding small business owners’ experiences accessing credit to fund their growth.
2022 Economic Outlook
In this FedTalk, our research team discusses key trends to watch in 2022, including inflation, labor-force participation, and the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic.
Evictions and the Rental Market, Now and after the Pandemic
This FedTalk will feature a panel of researchers and practitioners discussing what comes next for tenants, landlords, and the rental market following the conclusion of the evictions moratorium.
Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes
This FedTalk explores trends currently impacting small, minority- and women-owned businesses and how our supplier diversity program aims to elevate these businesses.
Education in a Post-COVID Era
This FedTalk convenes area experts for a discussion about education in a post-COVID era, examining what we have learned from the impact of COVID-19 on students and educators and how communities can address educational gaps.
In this FedTalk, the director of our Center for Inflation Research explains what inflation is and isn’t, what factors influence inflation’s behavior, and how inflation fits into the objectives of the Federal Reserve.
What an "Inclusive" Recovery Looks Like in the Midwest, and Why it Matters to All of Us
In this FedTalk, we examine topics related to the economic recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on what an inclusive recovery means to people and communities both locally and nationally and highlighting inclusive policies and interventions that leaders in the Midwest may consider as they work to rebuild their communities.
COVID-19 and Supply Chains: A Year of Evolving Disruption
From the microchip shortage to capacity constraints in steel production, this FedTalk traces the evolution of supply chain disruptions since the beginning of the pandemic.
Understanding Financial Health: Race and the Financial Lives of Young Adults and Students
In this FedTalk, public policy and education experts discuss race and the financial lives of students and young adults, focusing on the unique structural challenges experienced by communities of color and how financial literacy education can help narrow the racial wealth gap.
Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Cause Residents to Leave Urban Neighborhoods?
This FedTalk looks at the numbers behind the perceived urban exodus of 2020, finding that the real story behind people’s motivations for exiting and avoiding urban communities is more complicated than what is reflected in migration flows.
Connecting the Dots... Redlining and the CRA in the Community
With our Program on Economic Inclusion, this FedTalk covers the history of redlining and its impact today, as well as how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) can be leveraged for greater impact to prevent the discriminatory practice of denying people access to credit based on race.
2021 Economic Outlook
In this FedTalk, our research team explores the key economic trends heading into 2021, including how broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will lead to a reinvigorated economy as the pandemic recedes.
Community Reinvestment Act... In the Community
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) encourages banks to invest in the communities they serve, particularly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. In this FedTalk, we provide a forum to discuss CRA successes and ways in which the law can be leveraged for greater impact.
2020 Economic Outlook
For this FedTalk, we convene economists and analysts from our Bank as well as the business community to offer their economic insights into the year ahead.
How has COVID-19 Impacted Minority-Owned Firms?
In this FedTalk, we review research on the impact of the pandemic on minority-owned firms and discuss observations and innovative practices to support these businesses.
Special COVID-19 Edition: Researching Trends and the Impact of COVID-19
This FedTalk convenes three Cleveland Fed economists to discuss their research on how COVID-19 is affecting communities in the Fourth District and the national economy.
Special COVID-19 Edition: Small Business Access to the Paycheck Protection Program
In this FedTalk, we walk attendees through the COVID-19 Payroll Protection Program, including how to apply for a PPP loan, what expenses are covered, and other details about the loan terms.
What is Behind the Persistence of the Racial Wealth Gap?
This FedTalk examines the factors that continue to drive the racial wealth gap, exploring how economics can inform us about racial inequities in wealth accumulation and what can be done to mitigate these disparities.
The Opioid Epidemic and Its Effects on the Labor Market
For this FedTalk, our researchers present the findings from their study of the impact of the opioid epidemic on workers’ participation in the labor force.