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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.