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.

Region Focus

Spring 2007

Region Focus Spring 2007

Cover Story

Academic Alternatives

The theory of school choice sounds great, but it remains controversial. Now, evidence from programs like the one in Milwaukee is beginning to move the discussion from the theoretical to the practical.
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Ask the Market

Companies are leading the way in the use of prediction markets. The public sector may soon follow
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Grinding Gears

The jobs bank program has provided greater job security for unionized workers at the Big Three automakers, but at the expense of greater flexibility in labor markets
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Trading Spaces

Conservation efforts get a boost from the market
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A Question of Money

Does money still matter for monetary policy?
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Decoding Messages From The Yield Curve

What does the recent inversion imply for banks in the Fifth District and beyond?

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