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.
They cost a lot, but customers can't get enough of them. Why bank branches won't go away.
The Atlantic Coast Conference set off a wave of league swaps. Despite the outcry, it shouldn't have surprised anyone.
The number of Americans filing for bankruptcy protection has surged fivefold in two decades. A Richmond Fed economist challenges the conventional wisdom that declining stigma is at the root of the increase.
North Carolina's northeast counties are among the poorest in the nation. Can they reverse course?
Horse are used more for pleasure than business, but they still have a place in Fifth District agriculture.
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|Noteworthy||Does Deregulation Undermine Stability?|
|Federal Reserve||Inflation Targeting||Web Exclusive: Could an Inflation Targeting Policy Handle Shocks to the Economy?|
|Jargon Alert||Sunk Cost|
|Research Spotlight||Is Good Journalism Good Business?|
|Short Takes||News From Around the District|
|Interview||Frank Sloan||Full Interview|
|Economic History||The Border Line and the Bottom Line: The Economics of Municipal Annexation|
|Book Review||The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market|
|Legislative Update||Big Changes for Regional Manufacturing and Tobacco Sectors|
|District Economic Developments||State Economic Conditions|
|Opinion||The Broken Window Fallacy|