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2021 / No. 6
Posted 2021-04-14

Measuring Market-Based Inflation Expectations

by Kevin L. Kliesen

TIPS offer a hedge against inflation risks, so demand for these securities may be up because investors are worried about longer-run inflation.

2021 / No. 5
Posted 2021-04-05

Geographic Patterns of Innovation Across U.S. States: 1980-2010

by Jesse LaBelle and Ana Maria Santacreu

The distribution of innovation in the United States has become more concentrated and has shifted to the West.

2021 / No. 4
Posted 2021-02-26

Business Dynamism and City Size

by Hannah Rubinton

Business dynamism has been decreasing since the 1980s, but less so for larger cities.

2021 / No. 3
Posted 2021-02-24

Measuring Household Distress and Potential Policy Impacts

by Jeffrey P. Cohen, Cletus C. Coughlin, William R. Emmons, Jacob Haas, and Lowell R. Ricketts

Government policies such as income support and debt relief may help explain low levels of household financial distress, but outcomes are uncertain once assistance ends.

2021 / No. 2
Posted 2021-02-12

Personal Saving During the COVID-19 Recession

by Guillaume Vandenbroucke

More income from government transfers and less consumer spending fueled the recent spike in saving.

2021 / No. 1
Posted 2021-01-29

A Simple Evaluation of Two Decades of Inflation Targeting: Lessons for the New Monetary Policy Strategy

by Matthew Famiglietti and Carlos Garriga

New Fed guidance could deliver more inflation outcomes above the current inflation target.