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



First Quarter 2012

What We Don't Know About Innovation

Cover Story

What We Don't Know About Innovation

We know innovation is important — but do we know how to make it happen?

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The Dream Behind the Eurozone

How the region's political aims led to a complicated morning after
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Open House

Will helping homeowners help the economy?
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Sky Miles

Small airports support flexible flying
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Web Exclusive: The Gulfstream Stops Here — Occasionally


Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message

The Limits of Limiting Financial Innovation


Regional News at a Glance

Federal Reserve

When the Fed Makes Fiscal Policy

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Policy Update

Money for Marrow?

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Jargon Alert

Liquidity Trap

Research Spotlight

Playing the Waiting Game

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John B. Taylor

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Economic History

The Counterfeiting Weapon

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Book Review

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Around the Fed

Death and Taxes

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District Digest

The Great Recession and State Unemployment Insurance Funds


Reflections on Sarbanes-Oxley 10 Years Later

Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658