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.

January 2018

eBrief - 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

eBrief - 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. 

October 2017

eBrief - October 2017

This edition of the eBrief includes an analysis of trade imbalances and an overview of the Fed’s foreign exchange operations. The edition also includes a regional analysis of the cities within the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

September 2017

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 2017

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.

June 2017

eBrief - June 2017

This edition of the eBrief highlights research that looks at whether the Fed has a financial stability mandate and how automation will impact workers in the future. This issues also includes the latest 5E Navigator which explores the rent-versus-buy decision and analysis by Richmond Fed economists on how a shrinking federal government could impact the Fifth District.

May 2017

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.

April 2017

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.

March 2017

eBrief - March 2017

The March edition of the eBrief highlights President Lacker’s recent comments on monetary policy and his views on the importance of an independent Fed. This addition also includes research that analyzes mortality gaps between different demographic groups in the U.S. as well as research that explores differences between the U.S. and other developed nations in the share of women in the workforce.

February 2017

eBrief - February 2017

This edition of the eBrief highlights President Lacker’s February economic outlook as well as a working paper from Richmond Fed economists that explores methods for urban revitalization. The eBrief also includes research that analyzes payment choices by consumers in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

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