While we have a broad research agenda, the Richmond Fed focuses on these key areas of economic study:
This series of essays articulates the Richmond Fed's views on issues of particular importance to the Fifth District and the national economy, and their policy implications:
Business activity in Maryland improved in February.
Economic activity in the Carolinas changed little in February.
Economic activity in the Fifth District was largely positive in recent months.
The latest data on the national economy gathered by the Richmond Fed
Richmond Fed researchers periodically estimate the size of the federal financial safety net - most recently in February 2013. The safety net is intended to reduce systemic risk, but it can contribute to financial instability.