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Author:Ricketts, Lowell R. 

The legacy of the Olympics: economic burden or boon?

Competition, sportsmanship, and national pride are the foundations of the Olympics, but how much do the Olympics cost the host city and country? What are some of the economic benefits and costs? Is the investment in the Olympics worth it in the end? Read about previous host experiences with the economic side of the Olympics in this month's Page One Economics Newsletter ?The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?? (see related graph: "Olympics-Related Temporary Increase in Employment"
Page One Economics Newsletter

Journal Article
A report on economic conditions in the Little Rock zone

Burgundy Books , Issue 3Q

Journal Article
Auto Debt Expansion Continues to Slow While Subprime Delinquencies Rise

In the fourth quarter of 2016, auto debt grew more slowly but subprime delinquencies on car loans rose.
Quarterly Debt Monitor , Volume 1 , Issue 4 , Pages 1-13

Journal Article
The Fed's bloated balance sheet: how we got here and why it's familiar

Quantitative easing has led to the largest expansion of the Fed?s balance sheet since WW II. While this, naturally, leads to concern about inflation, the Fed has the tools to unwind the balance sheet once the economy builds steam.
The Regional Economist

Periodic Essay
College Inadvertently Increases Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Income and Wealth

Important new research finds that ?colleges successfully ?level the playing field? across students with different socioeconomic backgrounds,? which the researchers approximated with family income. However, this research does not consider an individual?s race or ethnicity as a predictor of success.
In the Balance , Issue 16 , Pages 1-3

Journal Article
A report on economic conditions in the Memphis zone

Burgundy Books , Issue 2Q

Journal Article
A report on economic conditions in the St. Louis zone

Burgundy Books , Issue 1Q

Journal Article
Consumer Debt Rises for 10th Quarter in a Row

For a long time after the recession, consumers shed debt. But it?s growing again ? up 2.1 percent from the first quarter last year.
Quarterly Debt Monitor , Volume 1 , Issue 1 , Pages 1-10

Periodic Essay
Which Families Are Most Vulnerable to an Income Shock such as COVID-19?

Families without enough "safe" assets and too much debt are at risk—who else should policymakers and others target for economic assistance?
In the Balance

Periodic Essay
Household Wealth is at a Post-WWII High: Should We Celebrate or Worry?

In the Balance , Issue 17 , Pages 1-3



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