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Louisiana continues march toward recovery

EconSouth , Volume 8 , Issue Q 4

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Fed seeks to mitigate foreclosures, says Fed Governor Kroszner

Federal Reserve Governor Randall S. Kroszner recently spoke about the importance of promptly addressing problems in the residential mortgage market to protect homeowners, communities, and general economic health.
Financial Update , Volume 21 , Issue 1

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Risk-based standards for capital requirements

Financial Update , Volume 11 , Issue Jul , Pages 8-9

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Recovering from base closings: on the road to recovery: military bases get a facelift

Although some challenges facing communities affected by base closures are unique to each situation, successful redevelopment strategies share three critical features: partnerships; creativity and flexibility; and persistence. The author considers several cases in New England.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 28-31

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Lessons from variations in state Medicaid expenditures

Because Medicaid is absorbing a large and growing share of government spending in every state, policymakers are under intense pressure to control the cost of this budget-breaking program. In search of clues concerning Medicaid cost containment, this article examines state data on per-recipient Medicaid spending by type of service. This effort suggests focusing on nursing homes, because per-recipient payments to these institutions are highly variable across states. Indeed, the article concludes that a key explanation for cross-state differences in per-recipient Medicaid expenses is the ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jan , Pages 43-66

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The economic performance of the New England states in 2001: an overview

The year 2001 marked the end of a ten-year economic expansion for the nation and New England. Both the recession that began in the first quarter of 2001 and the terrorist attacks of September 11 weakened the region's labor market, which had built strength in the 1990s and through 2000. Employment in nearly all of the region's states and major industries declined in 2001, while unemployment became more widespread. Furthermore, the value of exports dropped across most major industries and destinations. The region's residential real estate market remained robust, however, as prices increased ...
New England Economic Indicators , Issue Jun , Pages i-xii

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Observations: a bill of [mental] health

The new economic incentives managed care has created have been key ingredients in keeping the cost of mental health treatment from boiling over.
Regional Review , Issue Q 3 , Pages 1-2

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Fighting home equity fraud and predatory lending: one community's solution

This special issue, CR Report, focuses on one community's efforts to fight home equity fraud and predatory lending.
Community Reinvestment Report , Issue Sum

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Inventories and the business cycle: an overview

A review of research on the relationship between inventory investment and business cycle fluctuations, focusing on the developments of the last 15 years. A central issue in the literature, the relative importance of demand and supply shocks as sources of fluctuations, continues to be debated.
Economic Review , Issue Q III , Pages 11-22

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Theories of loan commitments: a literature review

A loan commitment is an agreement by which a bank promises to lend to a customer at prespecified terms while retaining the right to renege on its promise if the borrower's creditworthiness deteriorates. The contract also specifies the various fees that must be paid over the life of the commitment. Loan commitments are widely used in the economy. As their use has spread, a rich literature has evolved to explain why they exist, how they are priced, and how they affect the risk of the bank and the deposit insurer. This article summarizes what we have learned on these issues. Its main insight is ...
Economic Review , Issue Q III , Pages 2-19

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