Economy and Monetary Policy

Economy and Monetary Policy

  • HousingInflation

    Rising Inflation Doesn't Impact Everyone the Same

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    Housing services and medical services provide two examples of how rising inflation impacts people differently.

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  • Deflation Durable Goods

    Durable Goods Prove a Drag on Inflation

    Monday, December 05, 2016

    Inflation hasn’t been at the Fed’s 2 percent target for quite some time, and one of its three major components is lagging far behind the other two.

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    Life Experience and Loan Delinquencies

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Families within certain demographic groups are more likely to miss loan payments than older, better-educated and white families. Do the distinctive characteristics of a peer group affect an individual family’s delinquency risk?

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    Why Are Some People More Delinquent on Loans Than Others?

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    Families within certain demographic groups are more likely to miss loan payments than older, better-educated and white families. What might be causing that?

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  • OilandFoodPrices

    Do Rises in Oil Prices Mean Rises in Food Prices?

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Over the past 10 years, crude oil and agricultural commodity prices have increased substantially. Is there a link?

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    To Borrow, or not to Borrow?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    When does debt go from helpful to harmful? A recent symposium focused on such tipping points in household debt.

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  • st louis fed economic news index

    Real GDP Growth Projected at 3.7% Annual Rate in Q4

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Real GDP growth is projected to remain brisk in the fourth quarter, according to the St. Louis Fed’s Economic News Index.

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