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Author:Gascon, Charles S. 

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Bourbon and Whiskey Distillers Face Rosy Tourism, Vexing Tariffs

U.S. distillers face retaliatory tariffs abroad, but tourism related to whiskey remains a bright spot.
The Regional Economist , Volume 26 , Issue 4

Eighth District Businesses Report Stronger Inflationary Pressures

In a February survey, 43% of regional firms reported implementing price increases to customers that were higher than what they had originally planned.
On the Economy

Journal Article
A Report on Economic Conditions in the Little Rock Zone

Burgundy Books , Issue 4Q

Journal Article
St. Louis Fed Steps in to Provide More-Timely Jobs Data

Although these [2018] revisions [to monthly state and local employment data] were significant, they didn?t come as a surprise to us at the St. Louis Fed. We have been releasing our own estimates of regional employment growth since mid-2017, and they have generally matched up well with the revisions released every March by the BLS. Our estimates can alert policymakers of likely revisions well ahead of time, allowing them to make decisions based on information that is often more accurate than the initial releases from the BLS.
The Regional Economist , Volume 26 , Issue 2

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What Could We Have Expected from a $10 Minimum Wage in the City of St. Louis?

Local minimum wages cast a wide net, reaching far beyond low-income residents.
Economic Synopses , Issue 8 , Pages 1-2

Journal Article
Health Care, Hospitality and Retirees Keep Hot Springs Afloat

Although this small MSA has strong health care and tourism sectors, it also has its share of challenges: income inequality, no airport and Americans? changing vacation patterns.
The Regional Economist , Issue July

Journal Article
Engines of growth vary in four largest cities

The Regional Economist

Journal Article
District Overview: \\"Leaving the Nest\\" Is Easier in Arkansas than Elsewhere in the District and Nation

In the District, about 40 percent of 25-year-olds were back living with their parents in 2013. That?s higher than in 1999. Both numbers were even higher for the country as a whole. The return to ?the nest? varies, depending perhaps on such things as the labor market, the housing market and student debt in each locale.
The Regional Economist , Issue Oct

Journal Article
Living Standards in St. Louis and the Eighth Federal Reserve District: Let’s Get Real

Recently, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has developed the Regional Price Parities (RPPs), spatial price indexes that allow for comparison of cost of living differences across various geographic areas. By construction, RPPs compare the average price level for a region with the national average. Accordingly, unlike traditional, temporal price indexes, RPPs can be used to adjust nominal incomes for cost of living differences, thereby allowing for more accurate comparison of living standards across geographic areas. When adjusting incomes in this manner, the authors find that, despite ...
Review , Volume 99 , Issue 4 , Pages 377-394

Journal Article
Recent changes in labor force participation: trend or cycle?

During a recession, the participation rate typically declines as discouraged workers exit the labor force.
Economic Synopses


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