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.
With traffic congestion worsening, transportation economists are emphasizing pricing tools to make drivers think about how much highways really cost.
Optimism meets reality in the pursuit of high-speed passenger rail in the Southwest.
The United States and other countries have turned to antidumping policies as their preferred instrument for trade protection. But critics say the policies are both ineffective and misapplied.
Government workers have long looked forward to retiring with generous, taxpayer-guaranteed nest eggs. But many of those retirement systems are having trouble staying in the black.
Men make more money than women. Some new economic research helps explain why.
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