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 New York Fed celebrates Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander, America’s first Black economist, in the centennial year of her doctoral degree by launching the Economist Spotlight Series.
Learn about the life and work of Dr. Sadie T.M Alexander and how to think like an economist. Ask BIG questions and find the answers! Educators can engage students with inquiry-based learning, help demystify economics, and encourage students to envision their own higher education journeys.
This Economist Spotlight is created for middle school and high school students to spark curiosity and interest in economics as an area of study and a future career. The four-page activity is available for use in classrooms.