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



Spring/Summer 2008

Spring/Summer 2008 cover

Cover Story

The State of Modern Economics: Unsteady State

The ongoing evolution of mainstream economics
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Economist, Study Thyself

The way economists are trained has come a long way in the past 20 years. Has it come far enough?
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Economists think out loud online
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Is Rational Man Extinct?

Searching for Homo Economicus
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Going Nuclear

The future looks brighter for a once maligned industry
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Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message Financial Stability and the Fed
Federal Reserve The Pragmatic Evolution of the Monetary Standard Related Links
Jargon Alert Productivity Lesson Plan
Research Spotlight Does Unemployment Insurance Discourage Work? Related Links
Policy Update New Farm Bill Extends Menu Related Links
Short Takes News from the District
Around the Fed The Costs and Benefits of Disclosure Related Links
Interview Charles Holt Related Links
Economic History Liquid Gold Lesson Plan
Book Review Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity Related Links
District State Economic Conditions
Opinion More Theory, Please
Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658