The Great Recession lowered top incomes by 4%, median incomes by 9%, and bottom incomes by 20%—due to this group’s higher long-term unemployment.
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.
New and recent research focused on unemployment, labor costs, productivity, and more.
New and recent research focused on understanding economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District.
The latest research on financial and currency innovations—including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
An overview of current and historical aspects of monetary policy, including inflation, interest rates, and central bank orthodoxy.
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.
This quarterly report provides 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.
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
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