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Publications to Read

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.


Sept. 25, 2017 | Publication

eBrief - September 2017

The September edition of the eBrief includes the latest update to the Richmond Fed’s Bailout Barometer, which shows that 60 percent of the liabilities of the financial system are subject to explicit or implicit protection from loss by the federal government. This issue also highlights analysis of the tax treatment of credit unions and provides a closer look at the opioid epidemic in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.


July 25, 2017 | Publication

eBrief - July 2017

The July eBrief highlights the latest Economic Brief that distills a feature essay from the Richmond Fed’s Annual Report that discusses the forces that lead some cities to decline. This edition also includes insights from the Bank’s regional economists on real GDP growth by state and sector within the Fifth District as well as analysis by the Bank’s Community Development department on a neighborhood redevelopment program in Richmond, Virginia.


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