Research Division Publications
Inflation now exceeds the Federal Open Market Committee's 2 percent inflation target. Are transitory factors at play? What are the historical trends? Recent essays from our Economic Synopses series provide data and details.
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.
An overview of current and historical aspects of monetary policy, including inflation, interest rates, and central bank orthodoxy.
New and recent research focused on understanding economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
Curious about the yield curve? Inverted or otherwise? Browse articles and blog posts from our experts.
New and recent research focused on unemployment, labor costs, productivity, and more.
The latest research on financial and currency innovations—including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Quarterly Research Journals
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.
The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. It characterizes regional economic conditions and prospects based on a variety of mostly qualitative information, gathered directly from District sources. The entire report is available here. This summary provides the report from the Eighth District, headquartered in St. Louis. For archived issues of the Beige Book for St. Louis and all other Districts, please visit the Minneapolis Fed website.
About Our Research Publications
The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis produces a variety of
economic materials designed for a wide range of audiences—from the
accessible essays of Page One Economics® to the scholarly research of Review. All publications are free
and available online. Our
website contains the latest issues and a searchable archive of past issues.
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