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April 1994

The Economics of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters like Hurricane Andrew or the Great Flood of ’93 can cause a lot of devastation. And the resulting problems aren’t always localized—at times, even the national economy is affected.

Are Minimum Wages Intrusive?

Most economists will tell you that minimum wage legislation is simply government intervention into free markets, harming even those it was meant to help. But new evidence has muddied the theoretical waters.

Home Sweet Home in the Eighth District

Spurred on by low interest rates and a growing economy, homebuilding in the Eighth Federal Reserve District is booming. Can it last?

President's Message: Encouraging Community Reinvestment