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



Fourth Quarter 2012

Putting Banks to the (Stress) Test

Featured Story

Putting Banks to the (Stress) Test

Will banks be ready for the next crisis? Stress tests aim to find out

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A Wallet in Every Phone

Will mobile payments take off in the United States?
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Journey to Work

European model combines education with vocation
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Revenue Breakdown

In recent years, Uncle Sam's annual cut of GDP has declined significantly
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Game Strategy in Fiscal Straits

When government debts become large, lessons of game theory might help avoid a crisis
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Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message

The Dangers of the Fed Conducting Credit Policy


Regional News at a Glance

Federal Reserve

Putting Banks to the (Stress) Test

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Jargon Alert

Operation Twist

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Research Spotlight

Technology, Unionization, and Income Inequality

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Policy Update

New Laws Protect Social Media Privacy

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Steven Landsburg

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Economic History

Games People Play

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Book Review

The Quest for Prosperity

Around the Fed

Monetary Policy and Mortgage Problems

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District Digest

Shadow Inventory and Foreclosure Law in the Fifth District


The Risk of Short-Term Fiscal Fixes

Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658