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.
Economist Richard Florida argues that cities must attract young, talented workers - what he dubs the 'creative class' - if they want to prosper.
In the heart of Appalachia, the people of Southwest Virginia are creating economic opportunities to replace coal jobs.
As we benefit from greater convenience and efficiency, our waistlines are widening in the process.
Living-wage statutes are designed to help low-income workers in Baltimore and other Fifth District communities, but do they get the job done?
|Noteworthy||Fed Lending and Moral Hazard|
|Federal Reserve||The Road to Independence|
|Jargon Alert||Opportunity Cost|
|Research Spotlight||The Economics of Happiness|
|Interview||Al Broaddus and Tom Humphrey||Full Interview|
|Economic History||Labor Pains|
|Book Review||Too Big to Fail|
|Legislative Update||States Move to Prevent Post-Disaster Price Gouging|
|District Economic Developments||State Economic Conditions|
|Opinion||The Paradox of Voting|