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Author:Owens, Raymond E. 

Working Paper
Distance and Decline: The Case of Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia, prospered over two centuries as a center of production and trade. However, the city experienced economic difficulties beginning in the 1980s as a large number of layoffs at production plants in the area coincided with an erosion of retail trade in the city. Prolonged economic decline followed. In contrast, somewhat similar shocks in other moderate-sized cities in Virginia were followed by gradual economic recovery. We examine these differing outcomes and offer an explanation that hinges on the proximity of Petersburg to its larger neighbor, the greater Richmond area. We ...
Working Paper , Paper 18-16

Journal Article
Venturing along the road less traveled: Virginia's experience with a private toll road

Private entrepreneurship is giving birth to new lanes of travel, but the labor is proving painful. Lessons learned from this experience should make the creation of private toll roads easier in the future.
Cross Sections , Volume 12 , Issue Spr , Pages 13-19

Journal Article
The agricultural outlook for 1986...continued financial weakness seen

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Economic Review , Volume 72 , Issue Jan , Pages 29-34

Journal Article
Some help interpreting the help-wanted ad index

During periods of slow job growth, some economic analysts look to the Conference Board's help-wanted ad index as a harbinger of future jobs and economic activity.
Cross Sections , Volume 11 , Issue Fall , Pages 1-4

Journal Article
Survey evidence of tighter credit conditions: what does it mean?

Recent survey results from the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey indicate that, on net, many banks tightened their loan standards during 1990 and early 1991. This article investigates the implications of these results by comparing them to survey responses from previous periods.
Economic Review , Volume 77 , Issue Mar , Pages 29-34

Journal Article
How well do diffusion indexes capture business cycles? A spectral analysis

Economic Quarterly , Volume 91 , Issue Fall , Pages 23-42

What Do Recent Studies Say About Crime and Policing? Part 1

Richmond Fed Economic Brief , Volume 21 , Issue 29a

Journal Article
Measuring the economic impact of ports: a case study for the Port of Richmond

Cross Sections , Issue Fall , Pages 1-3, 16

Journal Article
The agricultural outlook for 1985...a little promise seen

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Economic Review , Volume 71 , Issue Jan , Pages 27-34

Journal Article
Using the federal funds futures market to predict monetary policy actions

Economic Quarterly , Issue Spr , Pages 69-77


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