Economics Made Easy: A Journalism Workshop

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Wed., October 20, 2010
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, Md.

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The workshop includes presentations by — and dialogue with — Richmond Fed economists, a talk by award-winning journalist and University of Maryland professor Deborah Nelson, and an on-the-record Q&A session with President Lacker. This year's workshop will be held at College Park, Md., and will include a continental breakfast and a networking luncheon.


  • Data Interpretation
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy
  • Assessing the Regional Economy
  • Putting a Human Face on Economics: The Power and the Pitfalls
  • Roundtable on the Recovery


Print, electronic and broadcast journalists from Maryland, West Virginia, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., who want to acquire a deeper understanding of economic concepts and current economic issues. The 2010 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.

Media is invited to this event




Speaker Biographies

Resource Guide

Presentation: Data Interpretation, Ann Macheras

Presentation: Overview of Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy, Raymond Owens

Presentation: Assessing the Regional Economy, R. Andrew Bauer

Presentation: Putting a Human Face on Economics, Deborah Nelson

Presentation: Understanding Labor Markets, John Weinberg

Presentation: The State of Small Business Lending, Kim Zeuli

Presentation: The Recession and States' General Budgets, Rick Kaglic

Presentation: It's a Small World After All, Robert E. Carpenter

Economics Made Easy: A Journalism Workshop - 2009

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