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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Paul Volcker speaks with Senator Paul Sarbanes prior to Volcker’s appearance before the Senate Banking Committee panel.

Fed's Anti‑Inflation Actions

In 1979, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker announced new anti-inflation measures

Understand key economic events that impacted U.S. History.

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Paul A. Volcker

Paul A. Volcker

Volcker's historic tenure in public service spans from New York Fed president to FOMC chairman to trusted advisor after the financial crisis.

Learn about the people who helped shape the Federal Reserve.


The Fed's Functions

Federal Reserve Building

Did you know that the Fed's responsibilities include conducting monetary policy, supervising and regulating and providing services to financial institutions?

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Essays By Topic

Below are the essays by topic on the Federal Reserve History website.

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