Research

2009

 

Economics Made Easy: A Journalism Workshop

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Wed., October 21, 2009
9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Richmond Office, Richmond, Va.

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Overview

Hosted by The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Washington and Lee University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, this workshop is designed for Virginia and West Virginia journalists who want to acquire a deeper understanding of economic concepts and current economic issues. The 2009 workshop also is open to those journalists who specifically cover the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as well as economic and business developments in the Fifth District.

The workshop will include presentations by — and dialogue with — Richmond Fed research economists, financial economists and noteworthy journalism professionals, and an on-the-record question-and-answer session with President Lacker. The workshop includes lunch and a reception.

Topics

  • Economic Principles and Data Interpretation
  • Tracking Virginia's Economy
  • From Data to Deadlines: Finding Great Stories in Economic Reports
  • Roundtable Discussion of Credit Market Developments
 

Audience

Members of the Virginia and West Virginia print news media and journalists who specifically cover the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as well as economic and business developments in the Fifth District.

Agenda

 

Resources/Presentations

Understanding Credit Policy, John Weinberg

Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy, Alexander L. Wolman

Evolution of Lending by Large and Small Banks, Ray Brastow

Data Interpretation, Ann Macheras

Assessing the Regional Economy, Ray Owens

The Financial Crisis, Breck Robinson

The Fed's Response to the Finanicla Crisis, John Walter

 

Registration

Deadline: October 21, 2009

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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Research Department
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