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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.

Econ Focus - Second Quarter 2015

Nov. 20, 2015 | Publication

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2015

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. 28, 2015 | Publication

eBrief - September 2015

The edition of the eBrief includes President Lacker’s September speech on monetary policy as well as research that estimates the natural rate of interest and an analysis of the causes behind the Fed’s missed inflation targets. This issue also highlights the most recent Beige Book that provides an overview of economic activity in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.


Aug. 31, 2015 | Publication

eBrief - August 2015

This edition of the eBrief includes background on the Richmond Fed’s “Bailout Barometer” by President Jeffrey Lacker as well as articles that explore that last major housing finance reform effort, an analysis of how the Dodd-Frank Act’s cap on debit card interchange fees has impacted merchants’ costs, and a look at the challenges and benefits of the resolution plans for large financial firms required by Dodd-Frank. This edition also includes an overview from a Richmond Fed regional economist about how the Fifth Federal Reserve District labor markets are assessed.


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