Interview: Housing and rent prices with Paul Willen
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston senior economist and policy advisor Paul S. Willen, co-author of the 2023 working paper “House Prices and Rents in the 21st Century,” discusses key ways that the housing booms of the 2000s and 2020s differ.  ..read more
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A conversation about racism, narratives, and backlash
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
There’s agreement on the need to close racial disparities, but it’s fair to ask if solutions are even possible in today’s polarized environment. So we did. Georgetown’s Harry Holzer and Brown’s Glenn Loury discuss racism, narratives, and backlash ..read more
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Six Hundred Atlantic Season 3 Trailer
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Racial disparities in the U.S. have persisted for decades – in wealth, in education, in crime, in neighborhoods. Their impacts are profound, their causes hotly debated. This season, we seek insight in research, data, and a mix of perspectives ..read more
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60 Days In With President Susan M. Collins
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Susan M. Collins talks about taking over as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during a busy time for the Bank and an important and challenging time for the Federal Reserve ..read more
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Interview: Inflation and consumer inattention with Jenny Tang
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
The focus across the Federal Reserve System is curbing inflation, which just hit a 40-year high. Evidence of inflation’s effects on consumers is everywhere – in the media, in stores, at gas stations, and beyond. That’s made Americans increasingly aware of rising inflation, and according to a new study published by the Boston Fed, that can make it more difficult to rein it in. Boston Fed Senior economist Jenny Tang is co-author of the paper called “Inflation Levels and (In)attention,” which looks at the ways inflation can be affected by how much attention people pay to it. In the latest episode ..read more
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Interview: Climate Change and Municipal Spending with Bo Zhao
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Boston Fed economist Bo Zhao discusses the potential financial impacts of climate change in New England, including projections from his report, “The Effects of Weather on Massachusetts Municipal Expenditures: Implications of Climate Change for Local Governments in New England ..read more
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Inside a child-care void: What about parents working “nontraditional” hours?
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
The nation’s child-care sector is in crisis because affordable, high-quality care is so hard to find. But this care is even more scarce for those who don’t work 9-to-5. In a bonus episode, we hear from four moms and get insight from Boston Fed expert Sarah Savage ..read more
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Racially sorted: Segregated by choice?
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
The country’s sharp geographic segregation is fueling racial disparities, and our racist past has helped create divides. But researchers say a voluntary phenomenon called “racial sorting” may be playing an underappreciated role ..read more
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Crime thrives, disparities grow where there is “concentrated disadvantage”
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Researchers say even in high-crime areas, it’s usually just a few streets segments causing the problems. And they say that focusing on lowering crime in these areas of “concentrated disadvantage” can have a major impact on closing racial disparities ..read more
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Complex, controversial, relentless: The nation’s damaging racial wealth gaps
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by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
11M ago
Racial disparities in wealth are jarringly sharp. Asians and whites are the nation’s highest-wealth groups, and they are trailed significantly by Hispanics and Blacks. Closing wealth gaps is a priority, but the gaps are both complex and controversial ..read more
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