Bill Emmons Talks Family Finances: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton talks with William "Bill" Emmons, lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy — coupled with rising education costs and a shift away from pension plans — have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

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Derek Douglas Talks Anchor Institutions and Transforming Communities


Derek Douglas from the University of Chicago talks anchor institutions on the Casey Foundation podcast.

As the University of Chicago’s vice president for civic engagement and external affairs, Derek Douglas oversees the institution’s urban development and civic engagement efforts. In this role, he cultivates partnerships — locally, nationally and internationally — that support urban economic development and enhance the quality of life of residents while enriching the work of university community members.

From 2009 through 2011, Douglas worked as President Barack Obama's senior adviser on urban policy. He has also served as Washington counsel to New York Governor David A. Paterson and as the associate director of economic policy at the Center for American Progress.

Posted April 24, 2018

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