Econ 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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Second Quarter 2016

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2016

Cover Story: Tomorrow's Lenders?
Online nonbank lenders have experienced tremendous growth. What promises, and perils, do they hold for the financial system?

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First Quarter 2016

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2016

Cover Story: Will America Get a Raise?
Economists debate why wage growth has been so sluggish during the recovery from the Great Recession

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Fourth Quarter 2015

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2015

Cover Story: Dealing with Disasters
From hurricanes to asteroids, how should we determine what steps to take to avert catastrophe?

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Third Quarter 2015

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2015

Featured Article: A Fresh Look at the "Huddled Masses"
Economists are looking at past mass migration waves to understand Europe's refugee surge.

Econ Focus - Second Quarter 2015

Second Quarter 2015

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2015

Cover Story: The Public Perils of Private Debt
Debt makes the wheels of commerce turn. But under certain circumstances, it can also heighten financial crises and recessions.

Econ Focus - First Quarter 2015

First Quarter 2015

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2015

Cover Story: The Secession Question
What are the economic costs and benefits of nations breaking apart?

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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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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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