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Education

MBA
Webster University, St. Louis

B.S. Economics
University of Missouri, St. Louis


Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8590
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: Yvetta.Fortova@stls.frb.org

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

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Taylor
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-8783

Yvetta Fortova

FRED Product Owner

Yvetta Fortova is the manager of FRED and FRED-family products (ALFRED, GeoFRED) in the Research Division, where she oversees the collection, organization, and publication of data found in FRED. She also leads the FRED Data Desk's agile development team in efforts to improve the website, provide customer service, increase the efficiency of operations, and promote all FRED-related products.

Selected Presentations

"Taking FRED to the Next Level," Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER), Savannah, GA, October 15, 2019. 

"Using FRED to Teach Monetary Policy and Basic Macro Topics," Midwest Economic Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 16, 2019. 

"Using FRED Data in the Classroom," 30th Annual Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, February 22, 2019.  

"FRED: Active Learning with Data," Southern Economic Conference, Washington, DC, November 20, 2018. 

Data Producers Q&A Panel, Beyond the Numbers Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 9, 2018.  

"Teaching and Learning with FRED," Midwest Economic Association Conference,  St. Louis, MO, March 24, 2018.  

"Diversity Issues in the Workplace: Issues Associated with Working in a Male Dominated Field" Panel, Women in Economics Symposium, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, February 22, 2018.

Have You Met FRED? Podcast. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, January 24, 2018.

"FRED Economic Data." The Council for Community and Economic Research, Regional Economic Researchers' Roundtable. Denver, CO, June 14, 2017.

"FRED’s Redesign: Taking User Feedback to the Next Level," with Mark Bayles. Beyond the Numbers Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, October 7, 2016.

"Advanced uses of FRED and GeoFRED," Beyond the Numbers Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, September 30, 2014.

The Council for Community and Economic Research, Accessing Federal Data from Non-Gov. Websites, Webinar, January, 13, 2014.

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award for Innovation: FRED - The Next Generation, 2011.