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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Econ Focus

Econ Focus

Econ Focus is the economics magazine of the Richmond Fed. The latest issue includes articles about the COVID-19 startup boom, inflation forecasting, alternatives to college, and crime trends in the Fifth District, and more.

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In this issue: the COVID-19 startup boom, inflation forecasting, alternatives to college, crime trends in the Fifth District, and more.

Cover Story: Is Your Inflation Different?
Not everyone experiences the same inflation. What does that mean for monetary policy?

Cover Story: Has the Pandemic Changed Cities Forever?
COVID-19 transformed how we work and socialize, which could put the future of cities on a new path

Cover Story: The Rise and Sudden Decline of North Carolina Furniture Making
The industry was hit hard by offshore competition

Cover Story: The Making of Reston and Columbia
Reston, Va., and Columbia, Md., were founded in the 1960s with similar visions for inclusive, connected communities

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