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Working Papers

March 2018, No. 18-08

The Fed's Discount Window: An Overview of Recent Data

Felix P. Ackon and Huberto M. Ennis

From July 2010 until June 2015, the Federal Reserve made over 16,000 loans to financial institutions through the discount window. Recent regulations mandate the release of detailed information about individual loans two years after their occurrence. We study the newly available loan data and uncover the main patterns that broadly describe activity at the Fed’s discount window in recent years.


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