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eBrief

eBrief is designed to provide legislators and their staff timely information on our research and a more in-depth view on the publications and activities we conduct throughout our region.

October 2018

The October edition of the eBrief features recent speeches by Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin who discussed the economy and improving labor force opportunities for workers in the Fifth District. The eBrief also includes research assessing inequality in large cities and highlights an update on the Federal Reserve’s payments improvement initiative.

September 2018

The September edition of the eBrief includes an analysis of the impacts of trade policy on businesses in the Fifth Federal Reserve District as well as research that looks at the impacts of climate change on the economy. This edition also highlights recent analysis by the Richmond Fed’s Community Development research team that looks at residential segregation in the Fifth District. 

July 2018

The July edition of the eBrief features recent articles on the slowdown of educational attainment in the U.S. and an assessment of the benefits of self-employment. The eBrief also includes a new Regional Matters post on pipeline construction in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

June 2018

The June edition of the eBrief features articles from the latest Econ Focus that looks at the rise in industry consolidation and explores “pay for success” models that shift risk from the public to the private sector. The edition also takes a look at the adoption of digital technology by firms located in the Fifth Federal Reserve District and highlights the latest 5th District Footprint that analyzes trends in the poverty rate among young adults.

May 2018

The May edition of the eBrief includes the latest small business credit survey conducted by all 12 Reserve Banks. The survey found that optimism about future performance among small business owners reached its highest level in several years. The eBrief also features the Richmond Fed’s Annual Report essay that explores the slowdown in educational attainment across the nation.

April 2018

The April edition of the eBrief highlights research by Richmond Fed economists who looked at factors behind recessions and potential policy solutions as well as an analysis of how bank runs could be prevented. The eBrief also includes the latest 5th District Spotlight that assesses apprenticeship programs in the Fifth Federal Reserve District and across the U.S.

March 2018

The March edition of the eBrief highlights a paper from Richmond Fed economists who propose a tool to help policymakers evaluate a firm’s resolvability and a look at initiatives focused on innovation in the payments field. The eBrief also includes a paper on the economic rise and decline of Petersburg, Va. and an updated version of Invest in What’s Next, an online mini course created to help high school students prepare for life after high school.

February 2018

The February edition of the eBrief highlights research that outlines the history of the GSEs and explores the correlation between family structure and college completion rates. The eBrief also includes recent research from the Richmond Fed’s Community Development team on leading practices in the community development space.

January 2018

The January eBrief highlights articles from the latest edition of the Richmond Fed’s Econ Focus ​publication, including an analysis of policy responses to unauthorized immigration and a look at the economics of cyberattacks. This edition also includes different surveys of business conditions in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

November 2017

The November edition of the eBrief highlights research exploring policy alternatives that are more likely to keep seniors in the workforce and to generate more revenue for the Social Security Trust Fund. The edition also includes an assessment of how this year’s hurricane season impacted businesses in the Fifth Federal Reserve District. 

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