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Publications that provide information and analysis that promote the public's understanding of the Bank and the Federal Reserve System, the economy of the Fifth Federal Reserve District, and economic policy issues and research.

Periodicals and special publications geared towards educating the public about economics and the functions, objectives and organization of the Federal Reserve System.

5E Navigator: Renting Vs. Buying a Home

June 19, 2017 | Publication

5E Navigator: Renting vs. Buying a Home

Published by the Community Development Office of FRB Richmond, these publications profile community reinvestment opportunities, and programs and organizations that assist community and economic development projects.

The Government Affairs office provides legislators and their staff timely information on our research and resources. It also provides a more in-depth view on the publications and activities we conduct throughout our region.


May 30, 2017 | Publication

eBrief - May 2017

The May edition of the eBrief highlights the Richmond Fed’s 2016 Annual Report which features an essay on the forces behind urban growth and decline and an evaluation of urban revitalization policies. This issue also includes analysis on the impact of immigration on the economy as well as a look at how the unauthorized immigrant population is counted by various organizations.


May 1, 2017 | Publication

eBrief - April 2017

The April edition of the eBrief highlights research from the Richmond Fed that analyzes a large data set of payment transactions at a nationwide retail chain to examine consumer payment choice based on a number of different variables and assess any longer-term trends. This edition also includes the latest Federal Reserve System-wide small business credit survey which helps to provide a better picture of business conditions and the credit environment faced by small business owners.


The Richmond Fed publishes several quarterly magazines each year. Order recent or archived issues or subscribe to our publications.