Brian Reinbold is a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored many societal issues, including the capacity of different world governments to contain the virus’ spread.
For much of U.S. history, gold reserves and trade flows were closely linked. That changed with the end of the gold standard.
The U.S. goods trade balance appears closely linked to the stages of America’s industrialization.
Economic growth in U.S. rural areas may be slower than growth in urban areas because of a different industry mix.
The proposed trade agreement USMCA and trade disputes with China may have an impact on the U.S. auto sector.
The rise of the U.S. dollar as an international reserve currency and a shift in comparative advantage in manufacturing are key economic changes driving the large U.S. trade deficit.
Regional income inequality in China isn’t as severe when housing costs are also taken into account. However, the disparity is greater than in the U.S.
The correlation between changes in oil prices and equity returns rose sharply when the Fed’s policy rate became zero in 2008. What caused this change?
The share of gross domestic product going to workers in the form of labor income can help economists understand a developing country’s economic growth. But how you measure labor share can be tricky.
Adjusting income to account for local cost of living provides a better picture of living standards within the St. Louis Fed’s Eighth District.
A closer look at first-time homebuyers in the Eighth District finds that they are younger and less creditworthy than homebuyers nationally.
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