Economy and Monetary Policy

Economy and Monetary Policy

  • Mutual Fund

    The Stock Market Is Up, but Mutual Fund Investors Are Fleeing

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Despite major stock indexes hitting record highs, stock mutual funds have seen net outflows for many months.

  • How Do Incomes in the Largest Cities Compare?

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Once cost of living is factored in, St. Louis’s median income fares well compared to the median incomes of other large metro areas.

  • capacity utilization

    Employment, Capacity Utilization and Business Cycles

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Capacity utilization and employment tend to comove along the business cycle, but lately the two measures have diverged.

  • JobInterview

    The Speed of Filling Jobs Is Declining

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Jobs were getting filled faster during and immediately after the Great Recession, but the rate seems to be declining.

  • st louis fed price pressures measure

    What Will Inflation Be over the Next Year?

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    The St. Louis Fed’s Price Pressures Measure, which predicts inflation over the next 12 months, shows a 9 percent chance of inflation above 2.5 percent.

  • ConsumerDebt

    How Consumer Debt Has Evolved in the Nation and the Eighth District

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Since the financial crisis, households nationally have sharply reduced their debt while Eighth District households have largely stayed the same.

  • What Was Behind the Boom and Bust in House Prices?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Recent research points more strongly to one of three potential culprits: fundamental shocks, credit market changes or beliefs about the housing market.

  • great moderation

    Was the Great Moderation Simply on Vacation?

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Some said increased volatility around the most recent recession was a sign the Great Moderation was over. But was this just a temporary blip instead?

  • Machinists.mismatchedskills

    Matching Jobs with the Right Skill Levels

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Who is better at finding jobs that match their skill levels: high-skill workers or low-skill workers?

  • Who Works More Hours Per Week: Rich or Poor Countries?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The answer of who works more hours feeds into the productivity gap between rich and poor countries.


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