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.

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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.

January 2017

eBrief - January 2017

This edition of the eBrief highlights President Lacker’s economic outlook from earlier in the year. The eBrief also includes the Richmond Fed’s latest research on wealth redistribution, the economic impact of state business taxes, and regional data on educational attainment rates within the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

2016
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November 2016

eBrief - November 2016

This edition of the eBrief highlights Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker’s column on the importance of the Fed’s price stability goals in helping all Americans as well as an article explaining how balancing the Fed’s accountability to the public and monetary policy independence is tricky. The eBrief also includes research into the growth of the fintech sector and looks into how Richmond Fed economists measure economic activity in the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

October 2016

eBrief - October 2016

The October edition of the eBrief highlights President Lacker’s economic outlook and his speech addressing calls to reform the Fed’s governance structure. The eBrief also includes the latest Community Pulse survey which identifies current and emerging issues in the Fifth Federal Reserve District as well as research that studies the effect of the Affordable Care Act on part-time employment.

September 2016

eBrief - September 2016

The September eBrief highlights Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker’s testimony before Congress on the public-private structure of the Federal Reserve. This edition also looks at negative interest rate policies being employed by central banks around the world as well as provides an overview of the Richmond Fed’s efforts in helping students prepare for the new school year.

August 2016

eBrief - August 2016

The August issue of the eBrief  looks at the role of Reserve Bank boards and their directors as well as explores the recent decline in new bank formations. This issue also highlights research on the social determinants of health in regions across the Fifth Federal Reserve District.

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