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Economic Brief

November 2022, No. 22-46

The lockdowns resulting from COVID-19 provide an opportunity to examine what factors affect the strength of supply chains.

Claire Conzelmann, Nicolas Morales, Gaurav Khanna and Nitya Pandalai-Nayar

November 2022, No. 22-45

For some underperforming employees, employers might prefer using suspension rather than outright termination.

November 2022, No. 22-44

Pandemic-era unemployment insurance affected recoveries of low-wage job markets and high-wage job markets differently.

Andreas Hornstein, Marios Karabarbounis, André Kurmann and Etienne Lale

October 2022, No. 22-43

Techniques at the frontiers of econometrics were addressed by economists during a recent research conference.

October 2022, No. 22-42

Tariffs, property rights and producing inputs versus buying them: These were among the topics discussed at our recent conference.

October 2022, No. 22-41

The newer a product is, the more likely its price will change and the larger the price change will likely be.

October 2022, No. 22-40

Hard (or large) sovereign defaults have been associated with larger negative economic responses than soft defaults.

Brandon Fuller, Grey Gordon and Pablo GuerrĂ³n-Quintana

September 2022, No. 22-39

This theory may be obscure, even to economists, but it can have quite an impact on inflation.

September 2022, No. 22-38

The relationship between the producer price index and consumer price indexes has not always been clear.

September 2022, No. 22-37

One can argue whether the FOMC's response to inflation has been strong enough, but financial markets and surveys suggest that the Fed retains credibility for low inflation in the long run.

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