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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

Third Quarter 2014

EF 3Q 2014 cover

Featured Article

Birds of a Feather

Does the hawk-dove distinction still matter in the modern Fed?


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The Dropout Dilemma

Why do kids drop out of high school, and how can we help them stay?

How the Geography of Jobs Affects Unemployment

Why job accessibility is limited for some groups and what it means for antipoverty policies

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Raise the Wage?

Some argue that there's no downside to a higher minimum wage, but others say the poor would be hit hardest

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