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Information in Asset Markets

Economist Oksana Leukhina's new paper explores the macroeconomic implications of imperfect information transmission from banks to investors.

Last updated: 03-22-2021

COVID-19 Resources

St. Louis Fed Research has resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic: data, analysis, and an up-to-date timeline of events and policy responses to the outbreak.

Last updated: 02-24-2020

Putting Inflation in Context

Inflation now exceeds the Federal Open Market Committee's 2 percent inflation target. Are transitory factors at play? What are the historical trends? Recent essays from our Economic Synopses series provide data and details.  

Last updated: 06-25-2021

U.S. Labor Force Slow to Rebound

Delve into why many remain outside the labor force even as economic conditions have improved since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 09-03-2021

Unemployment Duration for Different Worker Types

Data on different worker types shed light on why, on average, it seems to become harder to find a job the longer a person is unemployed.

Last updated: 09-03-2021

Extensions to Unemployment Insurance Extended the Duration of Claims

The average duration of unemployment insurance claims was longer in May 2021 than in May 2020.

Last updated: 09-02-2021

Trade Dynamics during COVID-19: Essential Medical Goods

The pandemic induced an increase in the trade of essential medical goods, which accounted for 41.3% of the increase in the U.S. trade deficit.

Last updated: 10-01-2020

An Evolution of Inflation Expectations

How has inflation, and its connection to the real economy, changed over time? Read Page One Economics to learn about the Federal Reserve's most recent statements about its goal of pursuing stable prices. 

Last updated: 07-15-2021

Types of Workers and Unemployment Journeys

New research measures job duration, unemployment duration, time spent in unemployment, and number of jobs for different types of workers.

Last updated: 06-25-2021

Michaud Appointed to Council of Economic Advisers

Amanda Michaud, a senior economist in the Division, has been appointed to the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Last updated: 02-03-2021

Three Economists Join the Research Division

The Research Division welcomes three new economists to the roster. They join their colleagues in working to expand the frontier of economic knowledge by producing high-quality original research. 

Last updated: 06-02-2020

Research Highlight: David Wheelock

Economist David Wheelock's paper with Matthew Jaremski, "The Founding of the Federal Reserve, the Great Depression, and the Evolution of the U.S. Interbank Network," is out in the March 2020 issue of The Journal of Economic History. 

Last updated: 04-08-2020

New Economist Hire: Hannah Rubinton

Hannah Rubinton has joined the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2020. Her research interests include economic geography, macroeconomics, and trade.

Last updated: 04-27-2020

Recent Economist Hire: Amanda Michaud

Amanda M. Michaud has joined the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a senior economist. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Her research interests include labor economics and international macroeconomics. 

Last updated: 04-16-2020

Fiscal Policies for Viral Outbreaks

Economist Bill Dupor outlines principles that should guide a fiscal authority in conducting macroeconomic policy in the event of a rare, unanticipated, severe viral outbreak.

Last updated: 03-18-2020

Business Cycles and Trade

In a working paper, economists David Kohn, Fernando Leibovici, and Hakon Tretvoll compare production, trade, and business cycles across emerging and developed economies. The research is forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

Last updated: 01-13-2020

Research Highlight: B. Ravikumar

Economist B. Ravikumar's recent paper with Buly Cardak and Gerhard Glomm, "Majority voting in a model of means testing," will be published in the February 2020 issue of European Economic Review.

Last updated: 01-14-2020

Growing Knowledge in Developing Countries

In a paper recently published in the International Economic Review, Research Economist Alexander Monge-Naranjo constructs a new model to analyze how foreign and domestic firms build knowledge in developing countries. 

Last updated: 11-25-2019

IDEAS Now Indexes 3 Million Economic Research Items

The unique free database of economic research citations hosted by the Research Division has recently passed 3,000,000 research items in its index. 

Last updated: 12-16-2019

Connecting Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

Economists David Andolfatto, Aleksander Berentsen and Fernando M. Martin explore the interplay between three systems central to monetary policy. Read their working paper and look for a forthcoming article in the Review of Economic Studies.

Last updated: 09-26-2019

FRED Adds Sahm Rule Recession Indicators

FRED now has the Sahm Rule recession indicators, created by economist Claudia Sahm, Chief of the Consumer and Community Development Research Section at the Fed's Board of Governors.

Last updated: 10-04-2019

Is Fear Chilling the Economy?

Research economist Julian Kozlowski’s work examines the lingering effects of the Financial Crisis and how we now think about risk: Read his 3-part Economic Synopses essay and look for his deeper analysis in a paper recently accepted to the Journal of Political Economy.

Last updated: 08-16-2019

FRED Data Workshop Welcomes Business Journalists

The St. Louis Fed's signature data site FRED welcomes journalists from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing for a two-day workshop September 19 and 20. 

Last updated: 09-19-2019

Less Moonlight in the Labor Force?

The FRED Blog explores 25 years of data on "moonlighting"—that is, having multiple jobs—and finds some interesting trends about working a full-time plus a part-time job, two part-time jobs, or even two full-time jobs.

Last updated: 09-05-2019

What Do the Markets Hear When the Fed Speaks?

A recent Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review article by Research economist Kevin L. Kliesen, Brian Levine, and Research Director Christopher J. Waller analyzes the impact of Fed communications on key financial market variables.

Last updated: 07-03-2019

FRED Adds Banking Assets and Liabilities Data

FRED has added over 500 data series from the Board of Governors’ statistical publication H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States

Last updated: 08-19-2019

Paychecks at the Top, at the Bottom, and in the Middle

The FRED Blog looks at graphing BLS Current Population Survey data to see the distribution of income in the U.S. 

Last updated: 08-16-2019

Recent Economist Hire: Serdar Birinci

Serdar Birinci has joined the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2019. His research interests include macroeconomics and labor economics.

Last updated: 07-29-2019