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The Regional Economist is a quarterly publication aimed at an engaged, nonacademic audience. This publication addresses the regional, national and international economic issues of the day.

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July 2014

Business Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S. in Latin America

U.S. businesses that are considering trading with Latin America or investing there will find large differences between the region and the U.S., as well as large differences among the Latin American nations themselves.  Read about the progress being made in Latin America in job training, infrastructure, trade agreements, politics, macro stability and more.

The Federal Budget: How the U.S. Got Here, and Where It Is Headed

Now that the turmoil over the federal budget has quieted down somewhat, it’s a good time to examine how spending and revenue have changed since the 1970s and are expected to change in the next 10 years.

Is Involuntary Part-time Employment Different after the Great Recession?

The unemployment rate has been declining significantly since the Great Recession ended; however, the ranks of those involuntarily working part time  have been declining at a slower pace.  How does this situation compare with what happened after previous recessions?

President's Message: Tapering and Other Key Topics in U.S. Monetary Policy

U.S. Income Inequality May Be High, but It Is Lower Than World Income Inequality

Three Faces of Low Inflation: U.S., Japan and the Euro Area

National Overview: Recovery Seems To Have Finally Taken Root

District Overview: Why Is Economic Mobility in Memphis among the Lowest in the Nation?

Metro Profile: As Owensboro, Ky., Wraps Up Wave of Development, Hiring Slows Down

Reader Exchange: Ask An Economist