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Raising the Speed Limit on the Slow Growth Economy

The SF Fed Economic Education team attended the National Council on Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Friday, October 7. Economist Mary Daly also attended, speaking about the importance of investing in human capital to raise the speed limit on the slow growth economy.

Economic Letter

Consequences of Rising Income Inequality

Posted October 17, 2016

The increase in U.S. income inequality since 1970 largely reflects gains made by households in the top 20% of the income distribution. Estimates suggest that households outside this group have suffered significant losses from foregone consumption. A substantial mitigating factor has been the dramatic rise in government redistributive transfers, which have doubled as a share of U.S. output.

In the News

From the President

Diversity and Inclusion without Excuses

October 19, 2016

Presented at the Conference on “Improving Diversity in the Financial Services Industry: A Holistic View”
Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

From the 12th District

Fed’s Williams Advocates Rate Hike

August 18, 2016

From Executive Leaders

Tailoring, Fintech, and Risk Culture: The Talk of the (Community Banking) Town

April 4, 2016

Speech to the Western Independent Bankers Annual Conference for 
Bank Presidents, Senior Officers & Directors
Waikoloa, Hawaii


Economic Outlook

October 17, 2016

Zheng Liu, senior research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of October 13, 2016.

From the Board

Beige Book

October 19, 2016

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

Officer Paul Trotter welcomes employees and visitors to SF Fed headquarters with a crinkle-eyed grin and ready jokes. How raising camels, battling wildfires, and providing security for NBC Studios led him to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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