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By the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Economic Education Team

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve

  • conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy;
  • promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad;
  • promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole;
  • fosters payment and settlement system safety and efficiency through services to the banking industry and the U.S. government that facilitate U.S.-dollar transactions and payments; and
  • promotes consumer protection and community development through consumer-focused supervision and examination, research and analysis of emerging consumer issues and trends, community economic development activities, and the administration of consumer laws and regulations.
The Federal Reserve System works every day to support a growing and stable U.S. economy. Across the United States, the Federal Reserve Education program helps people understand how the economy works so consumers have the tools to make sound financial decisions.

Through this education program, educators have access to classroom ready online resources for students from kindergarten to college. This program provides videos, classroom lessons, online education, publications, and more. These resources are all free for educators to use in their lesson plans. Many of the Federal Reserve System’s 12 regional Reserve Banks also offer in-person and online professional development that allows educators to deepen their knowledge  of economics and personal finance.

Find us in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse!

Organized to broaden awareness of careers in economics and to further develop a diverse pool of talent interested in the field, Exploring Careers in Economics will offer students a chance to learn about and discuss opportunities in economics generally, and learn about career paths within the Federal Reserve System. Diversity is a critical aspect of all successful organizations, and the Federal Reserve recognizes the value of a diverse workforce at all levels. The next event takes place on March 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. ET. Learn more and register today!
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