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Speaking of the Economy

Speaking of the Economy is the podcast of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In each episode, we'll hear from the Richmond Fed's economists and other experts at the Bank and in the communities we serve about the economic issues they are exploring.

Latest Episodes


Nov. 23, 2022

Connecting With Communities: An Interview With Carrie Cook

Carrie Cook describes the role of the Federal Reserve System in the community development sector and how the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond partners with communities to fulfill this role. Cook became the Richmond Fed's community affairs officer and vice president of community development in May 2022.

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Nov. 16, 2022

How Long Will Inflation Stick Around?

John O'Trakoun and Pierre-Daniel Sarte discuss the persistence of inflation over the years and what may set apart the current period of elevated prices compared to historical patterns. O'Trakoun is a senior policy economist and Sarte is a senior advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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Nov. 9, 2022

Measuring Credit Market Sentiment

Horacio Sapriza discusses a new measure of conditions in credit markets and how shocks in those markets affect the broader economy. Sapriza is a senior economist and policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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