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Regional Economics

Regional Economics

  • Upcoming Event: The Economics of Trade

    Learn the mechanics of trade, hear the research and get your questions answered at this Dialogue with the Fed event. B. Ravikumar, senior vice president and deputy research director, will discuss why economists back international trade and what research says about its effect on the U.S.


  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Central Banks

    Economist David Andolfatto covers the basics of blockchain technology, the underlying structure for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Additional topics include the role of central bank-issued digital currency and the impact it could have on our current payment system and the global economy.


  • Staying Ahead of the Yield Curve

    Since the FOMC began raising its policy rate, the spread between short- and long-term interest rates has narrowed, with the yield curve flattening. Economist Chris Waller discusses what this can reveal about the economy.


  • A Lost Generation? Young Families after the Great Recession

    Researcher Lowell R. Ricketts compares and contrasts three decades of the wealth gains and losses of typical families headed by people born between 1930 and 1989.


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    How Does Trade Differ between the U.S. and Eighth District?

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Who does the U.S. import from and export to? And how do Eighth Federal Reserve District states compare to the U.S. as a whole?

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    Why Are More Young Adults Still Living at Home?

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    The number of 25-year-olds living with their parents has risen significantly since 1999. What factors are at play?

  • regional us inflation

    Where in the Map Is Low Inflation Coming from?

    Monday, October 05, 2015

    The U.S. CPI inflation rate has hovered around zero for the past several months. But one region of the country has seen higher inflation than the others.

  • 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 and the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis and St. Louis.