Speeches on Monetary Policy and the Economic Outlook to Bank and Outside Groups
Economic Outreach (EO) economists prepare and deliver presentations on economic conditions and the economic forecast as well as monetary policy developments, including a discussion of unconventional monetary policy action to target audiences (internal and external) at selected business and economic conferences, educational events, trade group meetings and Federal Reserve Bank sponsored programs.
The University Symposium program is designed to enhance college students’ understanding of the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy decision making. The program typically includes presentations by FRBSF experts on the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve, an introduction to the FOMC, and a discussion of both conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools. The highlight of the program is a real-time FOMC meeting simulation where FRBSF economists present a staff briefing (covering current economic conditions, the national forecast and monetary policy alternatives) and students take on the roles of FOMC members and present their assessment of the economy and make monetary policy recommendations.
Monetary Policy Workshop for College Professors
We hold an annual workshop on the challenges of teaching monetary policy in the post-financial crisis environment for college faculty (with the goals of sharing the latest information and resources on monetary policy actions with educators and to be advised of their existing informational gaps with regards to the Federal Reserve).
Dr. Econ Archive
Dr. Econ is one of the most popular sites on frbsf.org, with over 250,000 visits a year. The website answers general questions from the public about economics, the Federal Reserve and monetary policy.