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Redlining or red herring?

Southwest Economy , Issue May , Pages 8-13

Journal Article
Eleventh District savings and loans outperform industry nationwide

While the larger banking industry grabbed most of the attention, U.S. savings and loans (S&Ls) also felt the strain of the recent financial crisis. Major institutions such as Countrywide Financial and Washington Mutual failed.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 10-13

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Eleventh District banking industry weathers financial storms

In 2009, the banking industry continued to feel the fallout from the financial crisis that began in mid-2007. Some good news was revealed in recently available first-quarter data, however, which showed profitability rebounding and increases in asset-quality problems slowing down. Whether measured by profits or problems, Eleventh District banks were roughly "twice as good and half as bad" as their counterparts across the nation. Most likely, this reflects the fact that the economic downturn was less severe in the district than in other parts of the nation. ; Another noticeable difference ...
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 3-7

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Banks continue their recovery despite slowing revenue growth

Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 13

Journal Article
Industry mix and lending environment variability: what does the average bank face

Diversification opportunities for banks may be greater today because of the lessening of geographic restrictions. In addition, regional economies have undergone vast transformations, with relatively volatile industries often assuming a diminished role. To assess whether these changes have resulted in a more stable lending environment, Jeff Gunther and Ken Robinson form industry portfolios for banks based on their presence in different states and the mix of economic activity found in those states. The authors find that the risk underlying banks' lending environments declined from 1985 to 1996 ...
Economic and Financial Policy Review , Issue Q II , Pages 24-31

Working Paper
Bank credit and economic activity: evidence from the Texas banking decline

Financial Industry Studies Working Paper , Paper 91-5

Working Paper
Are stocks a hedge against inflation? International evidence using cointegration analysis

Financial Industry Studies Working Paper , Paper 94-3

Report
What was behind the M2 breakdown?

A deterioration in the link between the M2 monetary aggregate and GDP, along with large errors in predicting M2 growth, led the Board of Governors to downgrade the M2 aggregate as a reliable indicator of monetary policy in 1993. In this paper, we argue that the financial condition of depository institutions was a major factor behind the unusual pattern of M2 growth in the early 1990s. By constructing alternative measures of M2 based on banks? and thrifts? capital positions, we show that the anomalous behavior of M2 in the early 1990s disappears. Specifically, after accounting for the effect ...
Staff Reports , Paper 83

Journal Article
Regional lending in a world of interstate banking

Southwest Economy , Issue Mar , Pages 11-13

Journal Article
The stock market and inflation: a synthesis of the theory and evidence

Economic and Financial Policy Review , Issue Mar , Pages 17-29

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