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Economic Research

We conduct research to support policymaking and thought leadership on issues important to the Federal Reserve and the Fifth District. We also inform the public through our data and economic analysis, publications, presentations and educational resources.

Fifth District Surveys of Manufacturing and Service Sector Activity

March 24, 2020

Manufacturers and services firms reported little change in activity in March and were pessimistic about business conditions in the coming months.

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Being a Research Associate at the Richmond Fed

Research Associates help the Richmond Fed's economists with their research and policy memos for briefing the Bank's president on the state of the economy. For recent graduates thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, this position is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.

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Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Research department of the Richmond Fed is studying the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and steps taken in states and localities to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Research papers and other work will be added to this page as they are completed.