Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus)

Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) is the economics magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It covers economic issues affecting the Fifth Federal Reserve District and the nation and is published on a quarterly basis by the Bank's Research Department.

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Fourth Quarter 2014

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2014

Cover Story: The Sharing Economy
Are new online markets creating economic value or threatening consumer safety?

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Third Quarter 2014

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2014

Featured Article: Birds of a Feather
Does the hawk-dove distinction still matter in the modern Fed?

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Second Quarter 2014

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2014

Cover Story: Crowded
While more is not always merrier, population growth over the last century has had many positive effects

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Fourth Quarter 2013

Econ Focus - Fourth Quarter 2013

Cover story: "Risky Business?"
Insurance is boring...or at least it's supposed to be

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First Quarter 2014

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2014

Cover Story: Cybersecuring Payments
Are we losing the fight against next-gen bank robbers?

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Second Quarter 2013

Econ Focus - Second Quarter 2013

Cover Story: Sizing Up Currency Manipulation
The Chinese government may be holding down its currency to increase exports. But it's not clear what — if anything — the United States should do about it

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Third Quarter 2013

Econ Focus - Third Quarter 2013

Cover Story: Has College Become a Riskier Investment?
The payoff has become more uncertain — but you're probably still better off going

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First Quarter 2013

Econ Focus - First Quarter 2013

Cover Story: Drawing the Line
New measures of poverty illustrate just how hard it is to define who is poor

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