Explore the structure, purposes, and functions of the Federal Reserve System with David Andolfatto, Vice President and Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Learn why the Federal Reserve System was created and it’s role in the economy today. Discover how the Federal Reserve is structured and how it interacts with banks. Look closely at the nature of monetary policy and the tools the Federal Reserve has and does not have to affect economic growth and stability. Investigate inflation, what causes it, how it’s controlled, and its impact. To obtain more details about the program including related curriculum standards, program objectives and agenda, pre and post program learning activities, and additional video and web resources related to the program, click on the Educational Material tab.