A recent Wall Street Journal editorial cites the research of Steve Williamson, economist and VP here at the St. Louis Fed. The essay, forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Literature, examines the efficacy of monetary policy (e.g., QE) in response to financial crises.
This Economic Synopses essay shows that slower "credit creation" and not faster "credit destruction" is behind the recent evolution of U.S. household debt.
This Economic Synopses essay describes the likely debt crisis scenarios for Greece.
These brief essays delve into the economic issues of the day for a generally informed readership.
“The back story on front page economics.” These accessible essays cover the basics of economic topics, with a separate version for use in the classroom. Special “Focus on Finance” essays cover personal finance.
Our most academic publication offers research and surveys on monetary policy, national and international developments, banking, and more. The content is written for an economically informed readership—from the undergraduate student to the PhD.
Aimed at an engaged, nonacademic audience, this publication addresses the regional, national, and international economic issues of the day.
This report provides a detailed summary of data and anecdotal information on economic conditions in the four zones of the Eighth Federal Reserve District: St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville, and Memphis. It complements the Fed’s Beige Book.
This quarterly report provides survey data on agricultural credit conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
Semi-weekly posts illustrate how and why to use economic data, with graphs and specific reference to the content and features of our FRED database.