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These brief essays delve into the economic issues of the day for a generally informed readership.

2008 / No. 31
Posted 2008-12-01

Local Income Inequality

by Rubén Hernández-Murillo

2008 / No. 30
Posted 2008-11-21

Paying Interest on Deposits at Federal Reserve Banks

by Richard G. Anderson

"Paying interest on reserves should allow us to better control the federal funds rate."
2008 / No. 29
Posted 2008-11-17

The Great Recapitalization

by Edward Nelson

2008 / No. 28
Posted 2008-10-29

Predicting Consumption: A Lesson in Real-Time Data

by Riccardo DiCecio and Charles S. Gascon

2008 / No. 27
Posted 2008-10-28

Walter Bagehot, the Discount Window, and TAF

by Daniel L. Thornton

"Lend freely at a high rate, on good collateral."
2008 / No. 26
Posted 2008-10-27

Net Exports’ Recent (and Surprising?) Contribution to GDP Growth

by Silvio Contessi

2008 / No. 25
Posted 2008-10-15

The LIBOR-OIS Spread as a Summary Indicator

by Rajdeep Sengupta and Yu Man Tam

2008 / No. 24
Posted 2008-10-02

Some Incomes Are Less Average than Others

by Silvio Contessi and Ariel Weinberger

2008 / No. 23
Posted 2008-10-01

Another Conundrum?

by Kevin L. Kliesen

2008 / No. 22
Posted 2008-09-02

Strategic Social Responsibility

by Rubén Hernández-Murillo

2008 / No. 21
Posted 2008-09-01

Fueling Expected Inflation

by Richard G. Anderson and Charles S. Gascon

2008 / No. 20
Posted 2008-08-03

How Much Have U.S. House Prices Fallen?

by Craig P. Aubuchon and David C. Wheelock

2008 / No. 19
Posted 2008-08-02

Why Do Chinese Households Save So Much?

by Luke M. Shimek and Yi Wen

2008 / No. 18
Posted 2008-08-01

Mortgage Originations: 2000-2006

by Rajdeep Sengupta and Yu Man Tam

2008 / No. 17
Posted 2008-07-03

Index Funds: Hedgers or Speculators?

by William T. Gavin

2008 / No. 16
Posted 2008-07-02

Globalization Deserves Some Props

by Cletus C. Coughlin

2008 / No. 15
Posted 2008-07-01

Monetary Policy’s Third Interest Rate

by Richard G. Anderson

2008 / No. 14
Posted 2008-06-02

Multinationals Make the Most of IT

by Silvio Contessi

2008 / No. 13
Posted 2008-06-01

Commercial Bank Balance Sheets Rebalanced

by Edward Nelson

2008 / No. 12
Posted 2008-05-03

Boom and Gloom in Housing Markets: The Sequel

by Carlos Garriga

2008 / No. 11
Posted 2008-05-02

The Sovereign Wealth Funds of Nations

by Christopher J. Neely

2008 / No. 10
Posted 2008-05-01

New Monetary Policy Tools?

by Riccardo DiCecio and Charles S. Gascon

2008 / No. 9
Posted 2008-04-02

Energy and the Economy

by Richard G. Anderson

2008 / No. 8
Posted 2008-04-01

No Volatility, No Forecasting Power for the Term Spread

by Massimo Guidolin and Allison K. Rodean

2008 / No. 7
Posted 2008-03-02

An Expanded Look at Employment

by Kevin L. Kliesen

2008 / No. 6
Posted 2008-03-01

Another Window: The Term Auction Facility

by David C. Wheelock

2008 / No. 5
Posted 2008-02-03

Housing and the "R" Word

by Daniel L. Thornton

2008 / No. 4
Posted 2008-02-02

A Falling Dollar Raises Inflation in the Gulf

by Carlos Garriga and Michelle T. Armesto

2008 / No. 3
Posted 2008-02-01

Measuring Consensus as the Midpoint of the Central Tendency

by William T. Gavin and Geetanjali Pande

2008 / No. 2
Posted 2008-01-02

Convergence Across States and People

by Riccardo DiCecio and Charles S. Gascon

2008 / No. 1
Posted 2008-01-01

Can You Hear Me Now?

by Kevin L. Kliesen


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