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

 

Summer 2006

man in safety gear

Cover Story

$afety First

When markets work, it pays for companies to have safer workplaces, including the coalfields of Virginia and West Virginia.

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Cover Story

man in safety gear

$afety First

When markets work, it pays for companies to have safer workplaces, including the coalfields of Virginia and West Virginia.

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Web Exclusive: Responses to Tragedy
Web Exclusive: Why People Make Mistakes

Features

The (Illegal) Immigrant Effect

The economic impact of unauthorized migrants isn't as big as you might think.
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Short Fall

Commodity producers are expanding capacity to meet growing demand, but lags in supply are putting pressure on Fifth District manufacturers. Will this round of short-term pain spread to consumers?
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Love, Money, and Marriage

There are many reasons why being married makes economic sense. But do they make promoting marriage suitable for public policy?
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Productivity Postponed

The late 20th century witnessed huge leaps in information technology innovation, but gains in productivity were slow to follow. Economists, including two with ties to the Richmond Fed, help explain why.
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Meet the New Grundy

A new downtown Grundy, Va., will move to an elevated site across the Levisa River. The old business district suffered four major floods during the 20th century because of its precaurious location at the intersection of Slate Creek and the Levisa.
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Bypassing Banks

PROSPER aims to directly link individual borrowers with lenders using an eBay-type model. But will it work?
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Departments


Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message

Banking on Credibility

Federal Reserve

From Stagflation to the Great Moderation

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Jargon Alert

Rational Expectations

Research Spotlight

Upended

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Policy Update

Breaking Down Barriers

Around the Fed

Market Power?

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Short Takes

Short Takes/News from around the District

Web Exclusive: The 10 Largest Newspapers in the Fifth District

Interview

Guillermo Calvo

Full Interview
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Economic History

On the Waterfront

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Book Review

The Real Adam Smith: Adam Smith's Lost Legacy

District

State Economic Conditions 

Opinion

Mixing Banking and Commerce

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Contact Us

Richmond

Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658