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The federal funds rate as an indicator of monetary policy: evidence from the 1980s

Recently, several economists have argued that movements in the federal funds rate are a good proxy for changes in monetary policy. In this article, Nathan Balke and Kenneth Emery critically examine this view and the evidence supporting it. Using simple vector autoregressions, they find that before 1980 the correlations between the federal funds rate and other important macroeconomic variables are consistent with a traditional monetary policy interpretation of the federal funds rate. However, they show that after 1982 the relationships between the federal funds rate and other macroeconomic ...
Economic and Financial Policy Review , Issue Q I , Pages 1-15

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District/State economic conditions : State economic conditions

Econ Focus , Volume 11 , Issue Fall , Pages 46-51

Conference Paper
On leading indicators: getting it straight

Proceedings , Issue Apr

Journal Article
District digest: The Federal presence in the Fifth District

Economic trends across the region, pg. 52-55 compiled by Sonya Ravindranath Waddell
Econ Focus , Volume 15 , Issue 3Q , Pages 47-51, 52-55

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Data, data and yet more data

A speech before the Association for University Business and Economic Research Annual Meeting, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2006
Speech , Paper 106

Journal Article
Measuring consumption: the post-1973 slowdown and the research issues - commentary

Review , Issue May , Pages 43-46

Report
Theory ahead of rhetoric: measurement and the “New Economy”

The annual report essay discusses the measurement system used to track U.S. economic activity, and why it is not yet up to the task of effectively measuring aspects of economic activity that contribute the most to long-term economic growth. For historical reasons, our measuring system has concentrated on expenditure and output; going forward, though, it will need to gauge the true economic values of land, labor, and capital more accurately. Contemporary theories about the business cycle and economic growth indicate that conventional methods of measuring these factors fall short of what we ...
Annual Report

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Spotlight: temporary employment

As the Texas economy expanded over the past two decades, firms increasingly relied on temporary workers to fill shortterm and seasonal staffing needs. In 1990, these employees accounted for less than 1.5 percent of Texas jobs. After peaking in 1999 and taking a recessionary dip, the number rebounded to 2.7 percent this year.
Southwest Economy , Issue Nov , Pages 10

Report
The term structure as a predictor of real economic activity

Research Paper , Paper 8907

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District economic developments

Econ Focus , Volume 7 , Issue Sum , Pages 40-41

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