While we have a broad research agenda, the Richmond Fed focuses on these key areas of economic study:
This series of essays articulates the Richmond Fed's views on issues of particular importance to the Fifth District and the national economy, and their policy implications:
Service Sector Activity Softens; Employment Growth Stable with Moderate Spread of Wage Increases
Manufacturing Activity Slowed in October; New Orders Decreased, Hiring Strengthened Mildly
Andy Bauer, a senior regional economist at the Baltimore branch of the Richmond Fed, reviewed economic conditions in Maryland and the nation for members of the Montgomery County Planning Department in October 2016.
In 2015, nearly 4 million Virginia residents commuted to work; however, the means of transportation and average commute time varied substantially by location.
Income has been growing, but many households have not fully recovered from the recession. Income inequality persists at the national level and varies by state and metro area within the Fifth District.