• Agricultural Finance Monitor

    Agricultural Finance Monitor

    The Agricultural Finance Monitor is a quarterly survey of agricultural credit conditions in the Eighth District.

  • Annual Report

    Annual Report

    Our main essay focuses on the Federal Reserve’s return to normal monetary policy after seven years of abnormally low interest rates, which were brought on by the financial crisis and Great Recession. 

  • Beige Book

    The Beige Book

    The Beige Book is a summary of current economic conditions in the Eighth District. The information is gathered via survey and interviews from business contacts, economists, market experts, directors of the Bank and its branches, and others. This online-only publication links to the full document, which includes similar anecdotal reports from the 11 other Fed districts. Published eight times per year.

  • Bridges


    Bridges is a quarterly review of regional community and economic development issues, projects and regulatory changes for practitioners from community-based organizations, as well as for Community Reinvestment Act officers, academics and government officials.

  • Burgundy Books

    Burgundy Books

    Burgundy Books provide anecdotal economic information and formal data specific to each of the four zones that comprise the Eighth District. These books complement the Beige Book and are released four times per year.

  • Central Banker

    Central Banker

    Central Banker was a quarterly overview of Fed policies, initiatives and news affecting financial institutions in the Eighth District and across the United States. It was discontinued in 2014.
    Please check out our new monthly newsletter, Central Banker: News and Notes from the St. Louis Fed.

  • Connecting Policy with Frontier Research

    Connecting Policy with Frontier Research is based on interviews with presenters at the annual conference sponsored by our Research division. In some years, the interviews are published in a volume. In other years, only video of those interviews is available. The conference seeks to provide perspectives on whether economic policies adopted in the past still work well today and whether developments at the frontier of research can be applied to improve policy.

  • Economic Synopses

    Economic Synopses

    Economic Synopses are short essays from our economists that provide insight and commentary on timely issues in economics, finance, banking and other areas, written for the interested, but not necessarily expert, reader.

  • Housing Market Conditions

    The Housing Market Conditions (HMC) report is a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in each of the seven states that comprise the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District. Some national data are included.

  • Housing Market Perspectives

    Housing Market Perspectives is published by the Community Development group at the St. Louis Fed as part of its quarterly Housing Market Conditions report.

  • In the Balance

    In the Balance

    In the Balance are short essays related to research on understanding and strengthening the balance sheets of American households.

  • Inside the Vault

    Inside the Vault

    Inside the Vault was an economic education newsletter for educators. This publication was discontinued in 2015.

  • Page One Economics

    Page One Economics

    "The back story on front page economics." These accessible essays, written by economic education specialists, cover the basics of economic topics, with a separate version for use in the classroom. Special "Focus on Finance" essays cover personal finance.

  • The Quarterly Debt Monitor

    The Quarterly Debt Monitor is a detailed report on various types of consumer debt. National data are provided, along with data for the four largest metro areas in the St. Louis Fed's District: St. Louis; Little Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; and Memphis, Tenn.

  • Regional Economist

    The Regional Economist

    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.

  • Review


    Review is a quarterly journal of national and international economic research, particularly focusing on monetary issues. Aimed at economists, economics professors and others interested in such research.

  • U.S. Financial Data

    U.S. Financial Data

    U.S. Financial Data includes charts and tables relating to weekly monetary and reserve aggregates, selected interest rates, commercial bank loans and more. Produced weekly.

  • Working Papers

    Working Papers

    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis working papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment.

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