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Roundup: Auto Sales, Housing and Inflation

Monday, February 17, 2020

Today, we’re highlighting some research the St. Louis Fed has recently produced that you may have missed.

Economic Synopses

Auto Sales and the 2007-09 Recession

The auto sector continues to play an important role in understanding recessions.

The United States as a Global Financial Intermediary and Insurer

In times of global crisis, the rest of the world gains from investing in U.S. assets.

Regional Economist

A Decade after the Crisis, Has the Global Debt Burden Stabilized?

The debt-to-GDP ratio has shown signs of stabilization in advanced economies, but less so in emerging economies.

Excluding Housing Costs, U.S. Inflation Is Well Below 2%

Housing costs have been rising fast in recent years. What might this mean for underlying inflation trends?

Housing Market Perspectives

Recession Signals: Housing Indicators Remain Consistent with a Broader Slowdown in 2020

Over the past year, four housing indicators have moved in ways consistent with patterns seen before three previous recessions.


Worker Diversity and Wage Growth Since 1940

Since 1940, the average worker has become older, more educated, more likely to be a woman, less likely to be white and slightly less likely to be single. How has this evolution affected the wage of the average worker?

The Geography of Housing Market Liquidity During the Great Recession

Using detailed micro data at the ZIP code level, this article explores the regional variation in housing market performance to account for the severity of the Great Recession. The granularity of the data—relative to a more traditional analysis at the county level—is useful for evaluating the performance of the housing market because credit and local macroeconomic variables are tied to housing valuations.

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