Econ Focus

First Quarter 2013

To Be Clear

Muddy language can be costly

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Related Links

U.S. Federal agencies' plain language training and information website

Plain Language Association International

Text of U.S. states' plain English laws

Hogarth, Jeanne M., and Ellen A. Merry. "Designing Disclosures to Inform Consumer Financial Decisionmaking: Lessons Learned from Consumer Testing." Federal Reserve Bulletin, August 2011, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 1-27.

"A Plain English Handbook: How to create clear SEC disclosure documents." U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, August 1998.

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