Cheers to Raphael Bostic, who will serve as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Raphael Bostic on his appointment as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This appointment is felt by our community as both as a significant gain for the Federal Reserve and the southeastern region (given Raphael’s combination of policy experience, government service, and his distinguished academic record) and…

Atlanta Fed Considering Raphael Bostic as Next President

The Wall Street Journal profiled Raphael Bostic, professor and Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise, who is a candidate to run the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Bostic would be “the first African-American president of one of the Fed’s 12 regional banks,” according to the Journal. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Fed said the…

The Affordable Housing Crisis

Our first episode of the Our American Discourse podcast, features a conversation with Raphael W. Bostic. We confront the affordable housing crisis.

Throughout the country, Americans are moving into the cities, and construction isn’t keeping up. Rents are rising faster than incomes. Housing costs are eating away an increasing share of the average family’s budget. Without sufficient renewal, the existing housing stock is aging, and the quality is declining. Affordability has reached crisis levels.

American Gods

The novel is a fascinating exploration of the meaning of ethnicity, modernism, memory, and community in which we are reminded of the many ethnicities that make up America, but also their amalgamation into a secular American society with few gods. As multiple characters remind us, America is a hard place to be a god. This is a quintessential American novel from a quintessential British storyteller – it’s a sprawling road trip into the vast highways and byways of the American landscape, it’s a horror novel, a mystery, a romance, a western, a fantasy, and ultimately a look into the heart of America.

This podcast features Caroline Bhalla, Raphael Bostic, Lisa Schweitzer, and David Sloane

Trump’s affect on the economy

Raphael Bostic joined KPCC’s Take Two roundtable discussion along with other economic experts discussing the new president’s affect on the economy.  In terms of low-income housing pre-Trump, there was investment of federal money in housing assistance.  Without the funds, there is a domino effect on the difficulties that will cause on those with low incomes. If those go away, it…

Raphael Bostic appointed to APPAM Policy Council

APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management) elected Raphael Bostic to its policy council as Vice President.  APPAM was founded in 1979 by representatives of 15 policy schools and research institutes.  Within a few years, it quickly evolved into a well respected association and by 1981 started publishing the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. …

Housing guru Raphael Bostic: What the Ghost Ship fire reveals about California’s housing problem

Los Angeles Times’ Patt Morrison Asks Q&A column discusses Los Angeles’ bleak housing market with Raphael Bostic and what the Ghost Ship fire reveals about California’s housing problem. I think the problem is we just don’t have enough units to do anything and so people are trying to make do with the structures that exist. The…

Raphael Bostic discusses California’s housing affordability problem

In this video, CA Fwd asked Raphael Bostic what it would take for local governments and the state to begin to make a difference with California’s housing affordability problem, including updating planning processes and revisiting the California Environmental Quality Act. To build one million more homes for low- and middle-income Californians in the next 10 years, the California…