Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) is the economics magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It covers economic issues affecting the Fifth Federal Reserve District and the nation and is published on a quarterly basis by the Bank's Research Department.
Development patterns and other factors have shaped transportation options in the Fifth District. Where does rail transit fit in?
Canada has avoided crises for 180 years, while we have been prone to them. Can we recreate its stability here?
How a number changed lending (and got some Americans in over their heads)
|President's Message||Rethinking the "Lender of Last Resort"|
|Upfront||Regional News at a Glance|
|Federal Reserve||The Last Crisis before the Fed||Related Links|
|The Profession||The Future of History||Related Links|
|Jargon Alert||Public Goods|
|Research Spotlight||The Case of the Missing Deflation||Related Links|
|Policy Update||Allocating Airwaves||Related Links|
|Around the Fed||The Power of Words||Related Links|
|Economic History||Water Wars||Related Links|
|Interview||Mark Gertler||Related Links|
|Book Review||Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters|
|District Digest||Urban Crime: Deterrence and Local Economic Conditions||State Data
Metro Area Data
|Opinion||Down But Not Out|