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Fed@YourDesk Webinars

  • 2020
    • Title slide oft he Racial Wealth Gap webinar
      Dionissi Aliprantis, Daniel Carroll, Eric Young

      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.

    • Title slide of the Real Wage Growth over the Recent Expansion webinar
      Dan Aaronson

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

    • An Outlook on the U.S. and Michigan Economies
      Paul Traub

      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.

    • Title slide from Diane Alexander's webinar 'Emissions Cheating and Its Impact on Child Health'
      Diane Alexander
      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.
    • Graph showing amount of acres planted in the U.S. for corn and soybeans. Soybeans have declined in recent months.
      David Oppedahl
      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.
    • Title slide of Rick Mattoon's webinar 'The Value of Infrastructure'
      Rick Mattoon
      Rick Mattoon discusses the economic benefits of infrastructure investment, selecting and funding projects, and the hidden costs to financing projects.
    • Title slide for the Fed @ Your Desk webinar U.S. and Michigan Economic Outlooks
      Paul Traub
      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.
  • 2018
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      Thomas Klier
      Discussed the North American Free Trade Agreement.
    • 2/20/2018
      David Oppedahl
      Discussed agriculture credit conditions and land values as well as current agricultural trends from the February edition of the Chicago Fed’s AgLetter.
    • 3/8/2018
      Rebecca Lewis
      An overview on the benefits and challenges blockchain offers to the financial services industry, tech firms, commercial vendors, and consumers.
    • 5/8/2018
      Susan Longworth

      For policymakers, community leaders, city leaders, city planners, and business leaders, identifying a peer city can provide much needed context to them when looking to solve problems in their city: What are other cities experiencing? How are other cities approaching the same issues that we have?

      It would be great to able to compare data between peer cities. How can I do that? The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago developed the Peer City Identification Tool a data comparison and visualization tool that draws upon 2016 data from the American Community Survey and census records for nearly one thousand cities. It identifies groups of similar cities along economic, demographic, social, and housing dimensions.

    • 5/30/2018
      David Oppedahl

      David Oppedahl, a senior business economist, discussed the latest developments from the May AgLetter, focusing on agricultural credit conditions, cash rents, and farmland values, in the context of current agricultural trends.

    • 6/19/2018
      Paul Traub

      Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, discusses the U.S. and Michigan economies. As the U.S. economy approaches it potential, Michigan’s economy is beginning to show some signs of slowing. The U.S. Unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in April, its lowest level since April 2000. Light vehicles sales, a strong indication of Michigan’s economic well-being, reached their cyclical peak of 17.5 million units in 2016 and are showing signs of slowing down. At the same time, Michigan’s unemployment rate of 4.7% is up from its cyclical low of 4.4% first reached in April 2017. With the U.S. economy now near its potential, the national unemployment rate below the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU), and inflation approaching the 2.0% Federal Open Market Committee’s (FMOC) target, what might monetary policy hold in store in the coming months.

    • 8/15/2018
      Dan Aaronson

      You always hear about the unemployment rate and employment growth. But how do we know what a “good” number is? That is, how does the Fed think about where labor markets are relative to their potential in the long-run? Dan Aaronson discusses some key labor measures.

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      Diane Alexander
      Economist Diane Alexander discusses how policy decisions at the state and federal levels influence health care prices.
  • 2017

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