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Inflation in 1972: A Cautionary Tale

Monetary policymakers today can learn from the FOMC’s struggle to curb inflation in the early 1970s.

Esther L. George
President and Chief Executive Officer

Esther L. George is president and CEO of the Kansas City Fed and the Tenth District's representative at the FOMC.

Read her PDFstatement on her June 2022 FOMC vote.

Community Town Hall

The public is invited to a Community Town Hall to discuss the next Kansas City Fed President

Evaluating Quantitative Easing: The Importance of Accounting for Forward Guidance

Failing to account for concurrent changes in the FOMC’s forward guidance could overstate the effects of asset purchase programs.

Oklahoma Ag Economy Diverges from Surrounding States

This edition of the Oklahoma Economist looks at why the farm economy in Oklahoma has diverged negatively from surrounding...

Small Business C&I Lending Declines in the First Quarter

New small business loan balances demonstrated the most dramatic decline of approximately 76 percent, while outstanding small...

Download Our Free Book: A Great Moral and Social Force

Learn more about the history of Black community banks with the latest historical publication from the Kansas City Fed.

Events

Investing in Rural Prosperity: Focus on Rural Entrepreneurship

, CDT Zoom event

Learn about the impact that rural entrepreneurship can make in creating rural growth and prosperity.

Investment Connection - Kansas City

, CDT

Presentations on eight new and existing community and economic development proposals from across Kansas and Missouri will be shared.

Investment Connection - Colorado

, MDT

Presentations on eight new and existing community and economic development proposals from across Colorado will be shared.

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Emily Northen

Our employees rank career opportunities, people and benefits as reasons why they stay at the Kansas City Fed.

Interested in a career at the Fed?

Our Money Museums

Learn about our online exhibits.

Adventure Capital: A Journey Across the Globe in Currency

Explore the history, culture, and landscapes of countries around the world through their currency.