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

Second/Third Quarter 2012

Region Focus, Second/Third Quarter 2012

Cover Story

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Why are more people leaving the labor force, and what are they doing?

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Pulling Up Stakes

Americans are moving less, and it's not clear why — but housing is not the whole story
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Testing Charter Cities

New cities with better rules might accelerate economic growth in developing nations
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The Sharp Rise in Disability Claims

Are federal disability benefits becoming a general safety net?
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The Once and Future Fuel

Shale gas promises to bring cheap energy, but the locals are divided
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Aaron Steelman
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