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September 16, 2014


Joe Mahon Director, Regional Outreach

Streaming video is a nice way to catch up on back episodes of your favorite TV show. It’s also a great way to learn new things. With the proliferation of how-to and educational videos online changing the way learning happens both in and out of the classroom, it seemed natural for the Federal Reserve to take advantage of the medium to teach the public more about its role.

That’s what the Atlanta Fed has done with its video series, the Fed Explained. These short, animated videos cover topics like inflation, unemployment and the payments system with an emphasis on the Fed’s role. The multiple-award-winning videos make use of graphics to illuminate sometimes challenging economic topics. Watch them all at: The Fed Explained.

The Fed Explained

Joe Mahon
Director, Regional Outreach

Joe Mahon is a Minneapolis Fed regional outreach director. Joe’s primary responsibilities involve tracking several sectors of the Ninth District economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and mining.