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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.

Econ Focus

Fall 2007

Region Focus Fall 2007

Cover Story

Downtown is Dead. Long Live Downtown

America is busy rebuilding its downtowns. But these are not the downtowns of yesterday.
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Armed Against ARMs

Educating low-income borrowers may be an effective — if oft-overlooked — way to help stabilize the mortgage market.
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Professional Prognosticators

 Is forecasting a science or an art?
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Runs Make the Bank

The fragile capital structure of banks makes them inevitably prone to runs, and that's a good thing.
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In Virginia, private insurers test vehicles for safety.




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President's Message

Looking Forward

Federal Reserve

Before the Fed

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Jargon Alert


Research Spotlight

Central Bank Governors

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Policy Update

Resale Price Maintenance

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Around the Fed

Greenspan's Rule

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Susan Athey

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Economic History

The Great Southern Migration

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Book Review

Prophet of Innovation


When Disclosure is Not Enough

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