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.
Housing markets work just fine for most people. But certain markets in the Fifth District aren't producing homes and apartments that working families can afford.
Web Exclusive: From Brownfields to Brownstones
Web Exclusive: U.S. vs. World: Average Size of New Housing
Web Exclusive: U.S. vs. World: Homeownership Rates
Economists believe as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy is "underground." Is that such a bad thing?
Web Exclusive: Shadow Economies Around the World
Some prices are slow to change. Are they sticky enough to affect monetary policy?
The falling dollar has made American goods more attrative to consumers abroad, but not everyone is happy about the currency's slide.
Biometrics cluster sharpens West Virginia's economic image.
A decade ago, small banks were being gobbled up by big banks, but those days seem to be over. What are they doing now?
|Noteworthy||Encouraging Homeownership - at What Cost?|
|Federal Reserve||New Times, New Functions||Web Exclusive: Selecting Reserve Bank Cities|
|Jargon Alert||Zero-Sum Game|
|Research Spotlight||An Economist Considers the Causes of Terrorism|
|Policy Update||Betting on the Future to Finance the Present|
|Short Takes||News From Aound the District||Web Exclusive: Paul Sawyer's Life on Track|
|Interview||Thomas Schelling||Full Interview|
|Economic History||Washstands, Sideboards, and Parlor Suites|
|Book Review||America the Unusual
Fighting Povery in the U.S. and Europe: A World of Difference
|District||State Economic Conditions|