Cleveland Federal Reserve Launches New Economic Policy Pub

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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.

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

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