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.
Entrepreneurs play a unique role in the economy. Are they born that way or can their behavior be taught?
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have helped people to live the "American Dream," supporteres say. But many economists worry that they pose a very real threat to taxpayers.
That is the question for rural residents of South Carolina's Lowcountry. For many of them, the answer is "no thanks."
The public views many positions favored by economists with skepticism. Why?
They may be rare today, but the costs they impose can be large - and so can the measures we take to prevent them, says a Richmond Fed economist.
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Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance by Perry Mehrling
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