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Episode 6 - Why are Americans saving so much of their income?
Research and Policy Advisor Lee Smith examines savings rates during the pandemic and finds Americans saved more than ever.
Episode 5 - Neobanks: Banks by any other name?
Terri Bradford examines so-called “neobanks” and finds that despite the name, these digital providers of financial services...
Episode 4: 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...
Episode 3: Disconnected: Seven lessons on fixing the digital divide
Senior Community Development Advisor Jeremy Hegle discusses efforts to provide access to affordable, reliable broadband...
Episode 2: Rural hospital closures and growth in employment and wages
Kansas City Fed Senior Economist Kelly Edmiston examines the closure of hospitals in rural areas and finds a sharp negative...
Episode 1: The rise and fall of college tuition inflation
Kansas City Fed Senior Economist Brent Bundick and Assistant Economist Emily Pollard look at the rise and fall of inflation in...
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