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Mark Bayles


University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Law

B.A. History and Political Science
University of Missouri, Columbia

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-7488
Fax: (314) 444-8731

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Taylor
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613

Mark Bayles

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Mark Bayles is a senior economic education specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he develops economics and data curricula that use the FRED® and GeoFRED® data resources. He regularly presents on topics related to economic education. Before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he practiced law and taught history, government, and economics.

Selected Publications

Explorations in Economics, Contributor Krueger and Anderson (Worth/BFW Publishers), 2013

EconLowdown FRED® and GeoFRED® activities

"10 FRED® Activities in 10 Minutes"

"Analyzing the Elements of Real GDP in FRED® Using Stacking"

"Creating and Analyzing a Binary Map"

"Editing the Legend and Changing Colors by Mapping an Oil Boom"

Selected Presentations

FRED® in the Classroom, Conference on Teaching & Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Minneapolis, May, 2015

Using FRED® to Access International Data, Global Economic Forum, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, June, 2014

Teaching Tools from the St. Louis Fed, AAEA Post-Conference Workshop Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, July, 2014

Getting to the Core: Teaching Personal Finance and Economics Using Online Tools and Children's Trade Books, 2014

Literacy for All Conference: The Community Reads, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO, October, 2014.

Introduction to GeoFRED® -- Where Can the Data Take You?, Missouri Geographic Alliance, Columbia, MO, November, 2014

FRED® and GeoFRED® -- Updates, Annual Professors Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November, 2014

Tools for College and Career, College Day at the Fed, February, 2015

FRED® and GeoFRED®, Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis—Memphis Branch, March, 2015