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



Winter 2008


Cover Story

Going Private

Another private equity boom has passed, but the underlying need for the industry has not
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Virtual Economics

Economists explore the research value of virtual worlds
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Wanted: Brains to Train

Firms court and school a new breed of skilled worker
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From Payroll to Playoffs

Is revenue sharing the best way to keep major league baseball competitive?
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Building a Better Market

The right financial contracts and intermediaries can give borrowers and lenders a helping hand
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Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message Of Mortgages and Markets
Federal Reserve Central Bank Cooperation Related Links
Jargon Alert Ricardian Equivalence
Research Spotlight Self-Control Related Links
Policy Update A New Addition to the Fed's Toolkit Related Links
Around the Fed Urban Flight Related Links
Short Takes News from around the District
Interview Christopher Ruhm Full Interview
Economic History Rice to Riches Related Links
Book Review Self-Help Economics
District State Economic Conditions
Opinion In Defense of Failure
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Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658