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 2012

Region Focus, Fourth Quarter 2012

Featured Story

Putting Banks to the (Stress) Test

Will banks be ready for the next crisis? Stress tests aim to find out

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A Wallet in Every Phone

Will mobile payments take off in the United States?
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Journey to Work

European model combines education with vocation
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Revenue Breakdown

In recent years, Uncle Sam's annual cut of GDP has declined significantly
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Game Strategy in Fiscal Straits

When government debts become large, lessons of game theory might help avoid a crisis
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Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658