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.

2016
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July 2016

eBrief - July 2016

The July edition of the eBrief highlights an essay that looks at the long-term growth prospects for the U.S. as well as research that explores the migration changes in Fifth District states and the District of Columbia. The eBrief also features a look at the Richmond Fed’s collaboration with teachers in the region. 

June 2016

eBrief - June 2016

The June edition of the eBrief highlights an essay about the future of U.S. economic growth that is featured in the Richmond Fed’s recent Annual Report. This edition also includes research that looks at the CEO compensation at firms before and after the financial crisis as well as the latest updates on housing and economic conditions in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

May 2016

eBrief - May 2016

This edition of the eBrief includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s column on how recent legislative changes to the Fed’s structure may threaten its hybrid public-private governance framework that is crucial to monetary policy independence. The May eBrief also highlights a new web series from the Richmond Fed’s regional economists who will post about urban and regional economic issues that are of particular importance to areas within the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

April 2016

eBrief - April 2016

The April edition of the eBrief includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s latest economic outlook as well as research that evaluates the potential benefits of “living wills” or resolution plans for large financial institutions. The eBrief also highlights new updates from the Fed’s Faster Payments Task Force and research by Richmond Fed economist Marianna Kudlyak on wage growth during the Great Recession.

March 2016

eBrief - March 2016

The March edition of the eBrief highlights President Lacker’s recent speech on inflation expectations and his views on the effects of U.S. monetary policy in emerging markets. This year’s Small Business Credit Survey is also included which is a joint effort by Reserve Banks to gain insight into the dynamics behind aggregate lending trends for small businesses. In addition, the latest Beige Book is highlighted and offers an overview of economic conditions in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

February 2016

eBrief - February 2016

This issue of the eBrief includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s views on how the Fed can affect economic growth and highlights research on the history of Fed dividends to banks in light of recent congressional changes as well as essays on economic well-being by Richmond Fed researchers. 

January 2016

eBrief - January 2016

This edition of the eBrief features Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s recent economic outlook speeches as well as analyses on the impact of current financial regulation, including the liquidity coverage ratio requirements. This eBrief also highlights economic changes in the Fifth Federal Reserve District by exploring the rates of “rent burdened” households and the number of microbusinesses before and after the Great Recession.

2015
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November 2015

eBrief - November 2015

This edition of the eBrief highlights the “Non-Employment Index,” a comprehensive measure of labor market health developed by Richmond Fed economists Andreas Hornstein and Marianna Kudlyak and McGill University economist Fabian Lange. President Lacker’s views on the limits of monetary policy and subsidizing debt are also featured as well as an update on the work of the Richmond Fed’s payments advisory councils. 

October 2015

eBrief - October 2015

This edition of the eBrief includes President Jeffrey Lacker’s recent speech on the importance of early childhood education as well as his views on monetary policy. This issue also highlights research on marriage rates in the United States and detailed economic updates for the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

September 2015

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.

August 2015

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.

July 2015

eBrief - July 2015

This edition of the eBrief includes an article from Richmond Fed researchers who examined the performance of U.S. bank holding companies during the financial crisis, a working paper from Richmond Fed senior economist and research advisor Robert Hetzel on recent economic developments in Greece and possible paths forward for the country, as well as research that seeks to explain prices differences for the same product. In addition, this eBrief also highlights the latest Beige Book, which takes a look at economic conditions in the Fifth District and across the nation. 

June 2015

eBrief - June 2015

This issue includes a look at President Jeffrey Lacker’s experiences as a member of the FOMC, research that analyzes whether banking reforms of the early 1990s failed and articles from the Richmond Fed’s latest edition of Econ Focus that explore the regulatory environment for new online markets and whether money buys political influence in light of legal changes in campaign finance.

TBTF Special Issue

eBrief - TBTF Special Issue

This edition of the eBrief focuses on the Richmond Fed’s work on the “too big to fail” problem and its potential solutions. In addition to research that looks at the history of “too big to fail,” this eBrief highlights the Richmond Fed’s new estimates of the share of financial system liabilities for which the federal government provides protection from losses.

April 2015

eBrief - April 2015

This issue includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s speeches on workforce development and recent economic conditions, as well as an article that looks at the minimum wage as a tool for helping low-income workers and research that analyzes whether nominal GDP should be utilized as a monetary policy target or benchmark. Our Region at a Glance is also included, which is our quarterly publication that highlights activities of the Richmond Fed within the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

March 2015

eBrief - March 2015

This issues includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s speech on financial literacy; an Economic Brief analyzing the decline in new bank entry; as well as articles that look at the high school dropout rate and how the geography of jobs affects unemployment.

February 2015

eBrief - February 2015

This issue includes Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s speech on the importance of education and skills development in spurring innovation; an Economic Brief that looks how the Fed should interpret recent slow wage growth; and an article on energy development in West Virginia and across the Marcellus Shale.

January 2015

eBrief - January 2015

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s recent economic outlook, the Bank’s perspective on Financial Education, as well as activities the Bank has conducted around the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

2014
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December 2014

eBrief - November 2014

This issue highlights articles from the latest edition of Econ Focus which looks at how large cohorts of Americans approaching retirement may have implications for monetary policy, a look at the impacts of population growth, and articles from the Bank’s Payments Studies Group that look at payments trends and usage.

November 2014

eBrief - October 2014

This issue highlights President Jeffrey Lacker’s recent speech on strategies to end “too big to fail,” a recent working paper that looks at how the length of unemployment impacts job seekers as well as a research exploring business conditions in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

October 2014

eBrief - September 2014

This issue highlights President Jeffrey Lacker’s speech on bankruptcy for large financial institutions and the importance of resolution plans for such firms, as well as research that analyzes the investment decisions of young people and an article that looks at global payment trends.

September 2014

eBrief - August 2014

This issue highlights President Jeffrey Lacker’s comments on the Fed’s exit strategy, a research report that analyzes the Beveridge curve and suggests that monetary policy has done little in recent years to reduce unemployment rates, as well as new research and material from the Bank’s Economic Education and Community Development departments.

August 2014

eBrief - July 2014

This issue highlights President Jeffrey Lacker's views on maturity mismatch and financial stability, an article on cybersecurity issues related to the payments system, as well as our Region at a Glance newsletter which highlights activities the Bank has engaged in around the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

July 2014

eBrief - July 2014

This issue highlights a recent economic brief on last-resort lending co-authored by President Jeffrey Lacker, a Richmond Fed article from 2010 discussing the risks of a large Fed balance sheet, as well as a National and Maryland Economic Outlook briefing.

June 2014

eBrief - April 2014

This issue highlights an economic brief that provides an overview of how the Fed’s authority to purchase mortgage-related securities developed over time as well as a working paper that finds the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides insurance to unskilled single mothers and may do so without compromising their incentives to work. This eBrief also includes an article that looks at EITC usage in the Fifth Federal Reserve District as well as our quarterly newsletter which highlights activities the Bank is conducting throughout the Fifth District.

May 2014

eBrief - April 2014

This issue highlights an economic brief that provides an overview of how the Fed’s authority to purchase mortgage-related securities developed over time as well as a working paper that finds the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides insurance to unskilled single mothers and may do so without compromising their incentives to work. This eBrief also includes an article that looks at EITC usage in the Fifth Federal Reserve District as well as our quarterly newsletter which highlights activities the Bank is conducting throughout the Fifth District.

April 2014

eBrief - April 2014

This issue highlights an economic brief that provides an overview of how the Fed’s authority to purchase mortgage-related securities developed over time as well as a working paper that finds the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides insurance to unskilled single mothers and may do so without compromising their incentives to work. This eBrief also includes an article that looks at EITC usage in the Fifth Federal Reserve District as well as our quarterly newsletter which highlights activities the Bank is conducting throughout the Fifth District.

March 2014

eBrief - March 2014

This issue highlights President Lacker’s discussion on the economic models used to justify many of the Fed’s interventions during the 2007-08 financial crisis and the role of policy in such analysis, the Richmond Fed’s perspective on U.S. housing finance policy, and an article on how the Richmond Fed conducts its manufacturing and service sector surveys of businesses in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

February 2014

eBrief - February 2014

The issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker's speech on "The Path to Financial Stability" as well as articles covering a number of topics, including reform of money market mutual funds and the relationship between income inequality and household borrowing.

January 2014

eBrief - January 2014

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s economic outlook for 2014 as well as articles that explore the implications of the Fed’s low interest rate policies, the impact of fiscal policy uncertainty on growth, and an Econ Focus cover story that examines whether college has become a riskier investment. In addition, we provide an overview of our community activities in our quarterly newsletter.

December 2013

eBrief - December 2013

This issue includes Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s testimony before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee about the bankruptcy code and financial institution insolvency, and highlights past articles that examine the minimum wage and income inequality as well as the latest issue of 5E Navigator which examines student loans and provides an overview of tools for managing student loan repayment.

2013
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November 2013

eBrief - October 2013

This issue highlights the Richmond Fed’s work to promote the importance of financial education and President Lacker’s speech on the risks of unconventional monetary policy. In addition, our Fall newsletter delves further into the Bank’s work on financial education and discusses the Richmond Fed’s “Ending Homelessness” initiative.

October 2013

eBrief - September 2013

This issue highlights the Richmond Fed’s work to promote the importance of financial education and President Lacker’s speech on the risks of unconventional monetary policy. In addition, our Fall newsletter delves further into the Bank’s work on financial education and discusses the Richmond Fed’s “Ending Homelessness” initiative.

September 2013

eBrief - August 2013

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker's speech on the history of the Federal Reserve as well as analysis on workforce development programs and the labor force participation rate.

August 2013

eBrief - August 2013

This issue highlights whether young borrowers are bad borrowers. In addition, we report on the Fifth District economy.

July 2013

eBrief - June 2013

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s Capitol Hill testimony on “too big to fail.” In addition, our Summer newsletter highlights our recent visit to the Baltimore Region.

June 2013

eBrief - June 2013 eBrief

This issue highlights our feature essay of the Richmond Fed's 2012 Annual Report, 'Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?'

May 2013

eBrief - May 2013 eBrief

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker's views on ending "too big to fail" and the importance of big banks needing "living wills." In addition, Mr. Lacker discusses his economic outlook in Richmond, Va.

April 2013

eBrief - April 2013

This issue highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s views on ending “too big to fail”: the obligation that many policy makers feel to support certain financial institutions should they become troubled. In addition, we highlight our community activities in our quarterly newsletter.

March 2013

eBrief - March 2013

This issue highlights our latest estimates on the size of the safety net, intended to reduce systemic risk by protecting financial institutions and their creditors from failure, and takes a look at Fed Credit Policy during the Great Depression.

February 2013

eBrief - February 2013

The February 2013 issue highlights too big to fail and how to stop bailouts for good as well as the dangers of the Fed conducting credit policy.

January 2013

eBrief - January 2013 eBrief

The January 2013 issue highlights our most recent economic outlooks and why all mortgages are not created equal.

2012
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December 2012

eBrief - December 2012 eBrief

November eBrief issue highlights our president's perspectives on monetary and credit policy and provides a citizen's guide to unconventional monetary policy.

November 2012

eBrief - November eBrief

November eBrief issue highlights our latest District economic and labor conditions.

October 2012

eBrief - October eBrief

October eBrief issue highlights our president’s latest economic outlook, whether orderly liquidation can solve the problems of bailouts and bankruptcies and our quarterly newsletter.

September 2012

eBrief - September eBrief

September eBrief issue highlights our president’s discussion with PBS’s Charlie Rose, why American workers are leaving the labor force and the importance of bankers on Reserve Bank Board of Directors.

August 2012

eBrief - August eBrief

August eBrief issue highlights what happens when the Fed conducts credit policy, a look at Dodd-Frank two years later and reflections on Sarbanes-Oxley 10 years later.

July 2012

eBrief - July eBrief

July eBrief issue highlights our president’s view on the limits of monetary policy, innovation in the financial sector and our quarterly newsletter.

June 2012

eBrief - June eBrief

June eBrief issue highlights our annual report essay; Unsustainable Fiscal Policy: Implications on Monetary Policy, the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and our Bank’s contributions to the community.

May 2012

eBrief - May eBrief

May eBrief issue highlights our president’s views on workforce development, our regional economic visit to North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Region and our financial literacy initiatives.

April 2012

eBrief - April eBrief

April eBrief issue highlights our president’s outlook on the economy and the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, our annual congressional diversity report and our quarterly newsletter.

March 2012

eBrief - March eBrief

March eBrief issue highlights our president’s view on executive compensation, the housing sector and whether student loans are the next financial bubble.

February eBrief

eBrief - February 2012

February eBrief highlights our president’s FMOC dissent, our focus on greater transparency and household debt.

January eBrief

eBrief - January 2012

January eBrief highlights our president’s latest economic outlook, the evolution of the Fed’s dual mandate and changes in vacant housing before and after the recent recession.

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