Topics in the News

Topics in the News

  • 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.

  • iowa electronic markets and the presidential election

    What Does the Market Say about the Presidential Election?

    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    There is a market where securities pay out based on the presidential election. What is it projecting about the outcome?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • aging populations

    Aging Populations May Mean Lower Economic Growth

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Developed countries are seeing a rise in their age-dependency ratios. What’s the potential long-term economic impact?

  • Laborcomp

    Labor Compensation and Productivity Gap Keeps Growing

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    Labor compensation hasn’t kept up with labor productivity during the recovery. But this gap has been growing for decades.

  • money market yield spreads

    New SEC Rules Cause Shift in Money Market Fund Assets

    Tuesday, September 06, 2016

    Rules meant to prevent sudden large withdrawals from prime money market funds may be sending investors toward government-only money market funds.

  • st louis fed economic news index

    Real GDP Projected at 3.6% Annual Rate in Third Quarter

    Monday, September 05, 2016

    The St. Louis Fed Economic News Index, updated weekly, shows notably stronger real GDP growth in the third quarter than the second quarter rate of 1.1 percent.

  • inflation surveys and the fomc

    Consumer Surveys, Inflation Expectations and the FOMC

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The FOMC seems to be paying attention to consumer surveys about inflation expectations. But how much do consumers know about inflation?


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