Political leaning might not play a dominant role in state and local government finances.
Financial conditions indexes can serve as a barometer of the health of financial markets.
Economics is driving energy consumption away from coal to natural gas.
There is less wage inequality in the St. Louis MSA than in the nation.
Little of the Recovery Act’s highway funds were actually spent on improving highways.
The longer the unemployment duration,
the larger the loss.
The impact of proposed tax code changes
will vary significantly across states.
Innovation and technology transfer
are significant sources of productivity growth.
The low long-term yield is likely a result of high foreign demand for Treasuries rather than a near-zero federal funds rate.
Pollution in the United States rises with economic activity, but at a noticeably lower pace.
Local minimum wages cast a wide net,
reaching far beyond low-income residents.
Federal Reserve leaders must be willing to break from conventional wisdom.
Very small establishments closed at
about twice the rate of larger ones.
“Soft” data suggest a much brighter economic outlook compared with the “hard” data.
Even as national unemployment has fallen, counties with persistently high unemployment also have more disability.
China has been using traditional and novel policy tools to fight speculative pressure to devalue the yuan.
An aging population may reduce wealth inequality.
Unsecured debt better predicts economic activity than secured debt.