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.
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:
Maryland saw a modest increase in general business conditions in April.
The region's expansion steadied in April.
Recent reports on the Fifth District economy were mixed.
The lastest data on the national economy from the Richmond Fed