Econ Focus

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.

Region Focus

2006

 

Spring 2006

highway

Cover Story

The End of the "Free" Ride: Tolls bring home the true cost of roads

With traffic congestion worsening, transportation economists are emphasizing pricing tools to make drivers think about how much highways really cost.
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Features

On Track?

Optimism meets reality in the pursuit of high-speed passenger rail in the Southwest.
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Trade Wars

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.
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Seasoned by the Seas

Boatbuilders continue to adapt to maritime markets and contribute to coastal economies in eastern North Carolina.
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Web Exclusive: The Evolution of Carolina Boats

Pensions Under Pressure

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.
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The Pay Divide

Men make more money than women. Some new economic research helps explain why.
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Departments


Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message

Pensions in the 21st Century

Jargon Alert

Marginal

Research Spotlight

Fine-Tuning

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Policy Update

New Reforms for Deposit Insurance

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Around the Fed

Working or Shirking?

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Interview

Raymond Sauer

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Economic History

Heritage Tourism

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Web Exclusive: Harpers Ferry: Mountain State Tourism Hub

Book Review

Licensing Occupations

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Opinion

The Economist as Policy Adviser

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Contact Us

Richmond

Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658