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Bank:Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)  Series:FEDS Notes 

Discussion Paper
How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration?

In this note, we seek to establish the role of intergenerational wealth transmission by using the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which contains extensive information about household balance sheets, intergenerational transfers made and received, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of respondents.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2018-06-01

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How Do U.S. Global Systemically Important Banks Lower Their Capital Surcharges?

In this note, we examine whether and how U.S. G-SIBs adjust their systemic importance indicators to lower their surcharges.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-01-31

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How Can We Measure the Value of a Home? Comparing Model-Based Estimates with Owner-Occupant Estimates

In this note, we assess whether AVM estimates or owner valuations are better at approximating the market value of a home.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2018-10-11

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Why is Involuntary Part-Time Work Elevated?

Despite substantial improvement in the unemployment rate and several other labor market indicators, the number of Americans involuntarily working part time (also called "part-time for economic reasons") remains unusually high nearly five years into the recovery. In this note, we focus on two questions: 1. What can Current Population Survey (CPS) data on the stocks and flows of involuntary part-time employment say about the underlying reasons for its persistently high rate? And 2. Based on this analysis, what can we expect for the evolution of involuntary part-time work going forward?
FEDS Notes , Paper 2014-04-14

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Repurchase Agreements in the Financial Accounts of the United States

The objectives of this note are to provide an overview of how Board staff compiles repo data for the Financial Accounts, to explain recent changes to those methods and how these changes affect our understanding of the role played by repo in the financial crisis, and to describe plans for further improvements to the repo series.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2014-06-30

Discussion Paper
The Increase in Wealth Concentration, 1989-2013

Wealth is highly concentrated in the United States, and top shares have been rising in recent decades, raising both normative and macroeconomic policy concerns.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2015-06-05

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Residual Seasonality in Core Consumer Price Inflation

The past 10 years have typically seen a pattern in which consumer price inflation has tended to be higher in the first half of the year than in the second half.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2014-10-14

Discussion Paper
Forecasting Stock Market Crashes is Hard--Especially Future Ones: Can Option Prices Help?

Stock market gyrations are notoriously hard to predict, and not for lack of effort by legions of investors, market commentators and academics. In this article, we investigate whether efforts to forecast stock market crashes, in particular, can be aided by using information embedded in options prices.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2014-05-07

Discussion Paper
The Neutral Rate and the Summary of Economic Projections

This note uses information provided in the quarterly Summary of Economic Projections (SEP) of FOMC meeting participants to extract estimates of the neutral federal funds rate--defined as the value of the federal funds rate that is "neither expansionary nor contractionary if the economy were operating near its potential"--in the short and longer run.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-11-28

Discussion Paper
Holiday Spending and Financing Decisions in the 2015 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking

One of the recurring themes in the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED) is a lack of savings capacity for many individuals. This was manifested in the 2015 survey by the nearly half of respondents who would borrow or sell something to cover a $400 emergency expense (Federal Reserve Board, 2016).
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-12-01




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