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



Second Quarter 2013

Sizing Up Currency Manipulation

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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Maryland's Full House

Maryland joins the ranks of states that hope casinos mean easy money
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Health in Mind

Why mental illness is one of the hardest social welfare problems to solve
Web Exclusive: How Health Care Reform Changes Mental Health Care
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Green Jobs: Not a Black and White Issue

Is saving the environment the best way to boost employment?
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Department Article Additional Resources
President's Message

Financial System Fragility - Inherent or Induced?


Regional News at a Glance

Federal Reserve

Playing by the Rules

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Policy Update

New Disclosures for Climate Change

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Jargon Alert

Full Employment

Research Spotlight

Industrialization and the Workforce

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John Haltiwanger

Full Interview
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The Profession

Where Are the Women?

Economic History

Mother of the Domestic Slave Trade

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Book Review

Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

Around the Fed

Measuring Economic Security

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District Digest

State Corporate Income Tax and Multistate Corporations


Watching Labor Force Participation

Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658