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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 Unemployment Rates

September 19, 2019

For more information on the regional economy, see our latest report on the Fifth District and our economic indicator charts.


2019 Research Seminars, Elisa Giannone

Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Richmond Office
Richmond, VA

Giannone, an assistant professor of economics at Penn State University, presents her latest work.


Investing In Rural America

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hotel Madison
Harrisonburg, VA

This conference will convene experts on the economic and social aspects of growth in rural areas.


2019 Research Seminars, Xavier Gabaix

Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Richmond Office
Richmond, VA

Gabaix, a professor of economics and finance at Harvard University, presents his latest work.


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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