Fed@YourDesk Webinars


Fintech Lending to Small Businesses

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Ann Marie from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Barbara from the Federal Reserve Board discuss their research on the experiences of small businesses that seek credit from fintech lenders.

Ann Marie Wirsch and Barbara Lipman

What’s Happening in Agriculture

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According to the most recent summary of economic conditions, farmers are somewhat optimistic about trade and agriculture. Yet, has agriculture's financial situation changed from a year ago?

David discusses farmland values, key concerns of farmers and agricultural bankers, and challenges that agricultural producers may have the rest of the year.

David Oppedahl

What's Happening in the U.S. Economy

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At the January Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Committee indicated that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity continues to rise at a moderate rate. They also mentioned the following: job gains have been solid recently. The unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has been rising at a moderate pace. Business fixed investment and exports remain weak.

Paul discusses what this means for the U.S. economy.

Paul Traub

What is Behind the Persistence of the Racial Wealth Gap?

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Dionissi, Dan, and Eric discuss the persistence of the racial wealth gap and specifically why black households in the U.S. have, on average, less weather than white households.

Dionissi Aliprantis, Daniel Carroll, Eric Young


The Founding of America's First Black Banks

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Tim Todd discusses the widely unknown history of African American banks that provided benefits to the communities they served. The Kansas City Fed recently published the historical book, Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America's First Black Banks. Discover how three banks – True Reformers, Capital Savings Bank, and the Alabama Penny Saving Bank – innovated community banking.

Tim Todd

Real Wage Growth over the Recent Expansion

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Dan discusses the link between real wage growth and unemployment for different demographic groups and how the economic recovery has impacted less advantaged groups.

Dan Aaronson

An Outlook on the U.S. and Michigan Economies

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Paul discusses the current economic situation for the U.S. and Michigan, provides an update of economic activity for Detroit, and the Fed’s perspective and an update on monetary policy.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, a recording of this webinar is not available. You may download the slide deck here.

Paul Traub

Emissions Cheating and Its Impact on Child Health

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Diane discusses the effects of pollution from emission-cheating cars on the health of infants and children, the broader health costs of car pollution, and how to address concerns with emissions.
Diane Alexander

The State of Agriculture

Graph showing amount of acres planted in the U.S. for corn and soybeans. Soybeans have declined in recent months.
David Oppedahl discusses farmland values and how they have changed since the first quarter of the year, key concerns of agricultural banks, and challenges that agricultural producers may have the rest of the year.
David Oppedahl

The Value of Infrastructure

Title slide of Rick Mattoon's webinar 'The Value of Infrastructure'
Rick Mattoon discusses the economic benefits of infrastructure investment, selecting and funding projects, and the hidden costs to financing projects.
Rick Mattoon

U.S. and Michigan Economic Outlooks

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While U.S. economic growth is expected to remain slightly above its potential for 2019, forecasters are now predicting economic growth to fall below 2.0% for 2020. Like the U.S. economy, light vehicle sales, a strong indication of Michigan’s economic health, are projected to continue to slow through the end of the year. Paul Traub discusses what these forecasts mean for the economies of the U.S. and Michigan.
Paul Traub

The Ag Economy: What's Changed, What's the Same

Graph showing falling oil prices and lower gas prices boost consumers, yet hinder energy sector
Discussed latest developments from the February AgLetter.
David Oppedahl

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