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Dec 2, 2020

Four senior executives at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis talk about their careers, challenges they have faced as Black Americans and what organizations and allies can do to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nov 4, 2020

YiLi Chien, economist and research officer at the St. Louis Fed, discusses how investing in the stock market can play a role in wealth inequality. He also explains why some people may choose to not invest in stocks, despite their higher returns historically.

Oct 21, 2020

The St. Louis Fed’s Community Development team discusses their work to promote a more inclusive, equitable economy, “one in which everyone can derive benefit regardless of their background, the color of their skin, their gender, or the ZIP code where they reside.”

Sep 30, 2020

Researchers at the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability discuss how demographic variables—such as birth year, race and education—play into the state of wealth and equity in the United States.

Aug 31, 2020

Alexander Monge-Naranjo, research officer and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, briefly talks about both the challenges and opportunities presented to the U.S. as the rest of the world becomes better educated.