Greenup, KY (Vocus) December 22, 2009
Economic policy is in the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is debuting a new online and print publication devoted to critical policy issues facing its region and the nation at-large.
In the first edition of Forefront (http://www.clevelandfed.org/forefront/index.cfm), we highlight ways to better protect consumers who buy financial products (clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_05.cfm), such as mortgages (watch a roundtable discussion: clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_roundtable_video.cfm).
We also take a closer look at how to identify and regulate systemically important financial institutions clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_06.cfm) (and watch a related Drawing Board video: http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/topics/finstability/three_tier_risk/), and how to speed the often cumbersome and lengthy foreclosure process, which can negatively impact neighborhoods (clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_09.cfm).
We also feature an interview with UCLA economics professor, Matthew Kahn, (clevelandfed.org/Forefront/2009/12/ff_20091216_07.cfm) about the virtues and pitfalls of moving toward a green economy.
Contact: Anne M. DiTeodoro, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 216.774.2514, or anne.m.diteodoro(at)clev.frb(dot)org