The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Fields of interest Maintaining high editorial and design standards for the Bank's research publications; making research publications accessible to a broad audience; using Internet and print resources to showcase the scholarly activity of the economists and to highlight the value of the Bank's chief research series as teaching tools.
As head of the Publications Function, Valerie LaPorte oversees the editing and production of the Bank's principal research publications: the Economic Policy Review, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, and Staff Reports. She sets priorities for the editors and graphic artists and works with the staff to provide editorial and design services to other areas of the Bank. Additional areas of responsibility for Ms. LaPorte and her staff include management of the Research Publications website, oversight of the article review process, preparation of recruiting materials for the Research Group, and the marketing of the Group's publications. TESt