Traditional trade data worked when goods were produced entirely within a nation’s borders. Today's supply chains are globally complex, so we need value-added trade data for a clearer picture.
New research looks at the currently low level of housing permits, which may provide insight into the future of the housing market.
Energy, health care, and housing may be pushing down our low rate of inflation: Is it weaker demand or stronger supply that’s at work?
Like rolling a 6-sided die and having a 7 come up... This 3-part essay examines the lingering effects of the Financial Crisis and how we now think about risk.
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New and recent research focused on understanding economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
An overview of current and historical aspects of monetary policy, including inflation, interest rates, and central bank orthodoxy.
The latest research on financial and currency innovations—including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
The latest research on the Chinese economy, including its housing sector, government policies, and its place in the global economy.
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Discontinued: This quarterly report provided survey data on agricultural credit conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
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.
A comparison of living standards in the Eighth District and the United States.
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