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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.

Working paper

Oct. 17, 2016 | Article

Optimal Contracts with Reflection

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

5E Navigator Higher Education

July 21, 2014 | Publication

5E Navigator - Higher Education

Information and tools to help evaluate the higher education decision.

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.


Sept. 26, 2016 | Publication

eBrief - September 2016

The September eBrief highlights Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s testimony before Congress on the public-private structure of the Federal Reserve. This edition also looks at negative interest rate policies being employed by central banks around the world as well as provides an overview of the Richmond Fed’s efforts in helping students prepare for the new school year.


Sept. 6, 2016 | Publication

eBrief - August 2016

The August issue of the eBrief  looks at the role of Reserve Bank boards and their directors as well as explores the recent decline in new bank formations. This issue also highlights research on the social determinants of health in regions across the Fifth Federal Reserve District.


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