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 & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
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.