Kansas City Fed President Esther George and economists travel around the Tenth Federal Reserve District to speak to diverse audiences, including bankers, academics, educators, civic leaders, policymakers and small business owners. Search our recent and archived speeches by area of interest. Presentations are listed by date, topic and speaker. If you are interested in having us speak at your event or organization, complete the speaker request form.

Recent Speeches

Higher Prices: Supply Bottlenecks, Robust Demand, or Both? Lessons from Energy Markets for the Broader Economy

This speech was delivered virtually at “Energy and the Economy: Opportunities and Challenges of the Energy Transition,” a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas.

Economic Rebound Despite Lingering Disruptions

Nate Kauffman shared an economic update during the Nebraska Bankers Association Bank Investment Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Closing Remarks - Community Development Research Seminar

These remarks were delivered virtually at the Federal Reserve’s Community Development Research Seminar: “Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women’s Economic Participation.”

The Importance of Central Bank Independence

These remarks were delivered virtually at the Conference on Central Bank Independence, Mandates and Policies, hosted by Economics and Business School, Universidad de Chile.

Economic Conditions and Outlook

Nick Sly shared current economic conditions at the Economic Forum in Pueblo, Colorado.

Speakers Bureau


Our economists and subject matter experts are available to speak about a variety of topics including the economy; banking and payments; and the history and structure of the Federal Reserve.

TEN Talk Podcasts

TEN Magazine has added podcasts of conversations about the most important economic topics in our district related to energy, agriculture and banking.

TEN Talk: The uneven recovery in prime-age labor force participation

Senior Economist Didem Tüzemen examines the recovery of labor force participation following the Great Recession and finds that the only prime-age group to regain pre-recession levels is college educated women.