Join this June 11 Connecting Communities® webinar to learn about current issues affecting consumer financial well-being. Speakers from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors will present findings and focus on key takeaways from the recently issued Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014, which details results from its 2014 survey.
The Dallas Fed, in partnership with Southern Methodist University, invites paper submissions for an upcoming program evaluation conference to be held November 16–17 in Dallas. Selected papers will also be featured in a special issue of Empirical Economics, subject to the usual referee process. The abstract submission deadline is June 15.
Ever wonder about the Federal Reserve’s involvement in the field of community development? Wonder no more. Released in June 2014, Federal Reserve Community Development Perspectives: A summary of activities, insights, and future opportunities answers the "what," "why" and "how" of the Fed's role in community development. The report highlights the Fed’s recent efforts to address barriers to economic growth, and promote fair and informed access to financial markets. Featuring brief summaries of its community development work organized into four focus areas--people, place, the policy and practice of community development, and small business--the report includes background information that helps to provide context for this work, a sampling of key research, outreach programs and other initiatives, as well as some ideas on future challenges, needs and opportunities.
This report from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors analyzes results of the Board’s second Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, conducted in October 2014, and compares them with results from the previous year's survey. The survey aims to capture a snapshot of the financial and economic well-being of U.S. households, as well as to monitor their recovery from the Great Recession and identify perceived risks to their financial stability.
The Federal Reserve Board published a new report, Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2015. This is the fourth Board report on the use of mobile financial services and reports how consumers access their bank’s services using mobile phones (“mobile banking”), how they make payments for goods and services using mobile phones (“mobile payments”), as well as their use of mobile phones to inform their shopping and other financial decisions.
The 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality, slated for June 18–19 in Pittsburgh, will examine how economic growth can more equitably benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. This forum features experts from across the nation who will present the latest research and field initiatives on topics related to equitable development. Who should attend? The event draws hundreds of academics, bankers, elected officials, funders, practitioners and policymakers from across the eastern United States.