The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ annual reports spotlight timely and relevant insights, initiatives and contributions by the Bank on behalf of the Fed’s Eighth District.
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 is a regular 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 provided anecdotal economic information and formal data specific to each of the four zones that comprise the Eighth District. Note: This publication was discontinued in 2016.
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 newsletter, Central Banker: News and Notes from the St. Louis Fed.
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 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.
The Housing Market Conditions (HMC) report was a quarterly overview of housing market conditions in each of the seven states that comprise the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District. It was discontinued in 2017.
Housing Market Perspectives analyzes key housing indicators and trends that economists watch. This publication is now part of the St. Louis Fed’s On the Economy blog. Past and present issues of HMP are available within the blog. To keep up with HMP and the rest of On the Economy’s content, please sign up for its email alerts.
In the Balance are short essays related to research on understanding and strengthening the balance sheets of American households.
"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 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. The publication was discontinued in 2017.
The Regional Economist addresses the regional, national and international economic issues of the day. The articles are written by our economists for a general audience. Each article is posted online as when it is finished; at the end of the quarter, the articles are collected and printed as a magazine.
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 includes charts and tables relating to weekly monetary and reserve aggregates, selected interest rates, commercial bank loans and more. This publication was discontinued in 2020.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis working papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment.