President’s Message: Connecting with the Communities We Serve
The St. Louis Fed connects with those we serve in a variety of ways. Our 2019 annual report focuses on the St. Louis Fed’s community development efforts, including the Delta Communities initiative and Investment Connection program.
Making change: reinventing the Federal Reserve
Essay from the 1997 Annual Report.
Annual Report 2018
What was inspired by a single idea penned in a 1961 cover memo has grown into a public database of more than a half-million economic and socioeconomic time series. Meet FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), the signature economic database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.Our 2018 annual report is all about FRED and its family of information services. Read the essays, watch the interviews and find out what FRED enthusiasts—among the 5.9 million users worldwide—have to say about the importance of data access to informed decision-making.The annual report also includes messages from ...
When the Federal Reserve was created more than 100 years ago, the primary goal was financial stability. In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-2009, today's public discourse about the Fed is largely focused on its roles with respect to monetary policy, being the lender of last resort and supervision of financial institutions. Nonetheless, financial stability remains of utmost importance. One aspect of financial stability that is receiving increased attention is the payment system. A reliable, efficient and safe payment system is essential to a healthy economy. Quite possibly, the ...
President's Message: Gateway to the World’s Economic Data
People frequently tell St. Louis Fed President James Bullard that the main way they know the St. Louis Fed is through FRED—the Bank’s signature economic database.
Many moving parts: a look inside the U.S. labor market
Essay from the 2010 Annual Report.
President's Message: Importance of Studying Innovations in Payment Technologies
For several years, economists at the St. Louis Fed have been studying innovations in payment technologies such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
Equilibrium: how the U.S. economy recovers from a crisis
Essay from the 2001 Annual Report.