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

Fourth Quarter 2011

Region Focus, Fourth Quarter 2011

Cover Story

American Made

The manufacturing sector is stronger than you might think — but new vulnerabilities are emerging

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Would a Little Inflation Produce a Bigger Recovery?

Why some economists actually want the Fed to push prices higher — and what it might cost the economy
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Patents Pending

The system designed to protect and promote innovation could be slowing it down
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Recession on the Eve of Retirement

Losses from the recession will cause some baby boomers to delay retirement, but many others will actually rush into it
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Babies, Brains, and Abilities

Early investments in education shape life outcomes
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Cloudy with a Chance of ... Savings

Weather affects every sector of the economy, so there's a lot to be gained from getting the forecasts right
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