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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


Sept. 14, 2022

What's Behind the Rise in College Tuition?

Grey Gordon discusses his research and other economists' work on the macroeconomic and policy factors that shape the price of higher education. Gordon is a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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Sept. 7, 2022

Differences in Financial Decisions Around Aging

Does everyone have the same set of choices when it comes to retirement and other financial decisions pertaining to aging, and is there anything we can do about disparities in access to those choices? Charles Gerena posed these questions to the three panelists from the District Dialogues event in August 2022 titled "The Economics of an Aging America."

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Aug. 24, 2022

What’s Happening in Our Region’s Economy? A Focus on Maryland, D.C. and West Virginia

Andy Bauer reviews economic conditions in Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia, based on recent conversations with local contacts and analysis of the data. Bauer is a vice president and regional executive at the Richmond Fed, with responsibility for business and community engagement in these parts of the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

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