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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.