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.
To survive the latest round of base realignments and closures, military-centric communities will have to find ways to turn barracks and bombing ranges into something marketable.
Web Exclusive: Room to Grow
Web Exclusive: Where Are They Now?
A Richmond Fed economist says that giving financial institutions limited choice about how they are regulated may produce a more stable and efficient banking system. What's the best way to supervise banks? It may be to create a system with incentives that help keep risky banks from declaring themselves safe.
Blacksburg, Va., and Morgantown, W.Va., are counting on their local universities to create good-paying jobs that will keep kids from leaving town after graduation. But is that realistic?
So, where are the jobs?
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians shares the economic problems that afflict tribes nationwide and the beleaguered rural communities of western North Carolina.
Web Exclusive: The Great Father
Web Exclusive: East vs. West
Web Exclusive: High Stakes Economies
|Noteworthy||Retail Credit Expansion and Regulatory Overreaction|
|Federal Reserve||How Not to Stop Inflation|
|Research Spotlight||Why Regulations Fail - Yet Persist|
|Policy Update||Freer Trade in Textiles Changes Import Sources|
|Short Takes||From Around the Fifth District||Web Exclusive: Vacationing On a Budget
Web Exclusive: Bye-Bye, Winn-Dixie
|Interview||Robert Whaples||Full Interview|
|Economic History||High Tech Down South|
|Book Review||Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything|
|District||State Economic Conditions|
|Opinion||The Economics of Bankruptcy|