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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  Series:Economic Letter 

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What's driving gasoline prices?

If current market conditions prevail, gasoline prices are set to rise over the next few months and then fall over the next three years, according to this issue of the Economic Letter.
Economic Letter , Volume 2

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Global demographic trends shape policy environment

Demographics are key determinants of what is economically feasible at both the global and national levels. Demographics also have important implications for monetary policy. Slower population and labor force growth in the coming decades will have a depressing effect on real interest rates.
Economic Letter , Volume 11 , Issue 7 , Pages 1-4

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External debt sheds light on drivers of exchange rate fluctuations

During a financial panic, a major driver of exchange rate fluctuations is a country?s amount of external debt, or funds borrowed from foreign lenders. However, not all debt has the same impact on rate movements.
Economic Letter , Volume 10 , Issue 4 , Pages 1-4

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Inflation is not always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon

Fiscal policy is as significant as, and sometimes more important than, monetary policy in determining the price level and, therefore, the dynamics of inflation.
Economic Letter , Volume 9 , Issue 6 , Pages 1-4

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Crude oil export ban benefits some … but not all

Lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports would alleviate a growing glut of oil at the Gulf Coast refineries and should eventually reduce retail gasoline and diesel prices, benefiting U.S. consumers.
Economic Letter , Volume 9 , Issue 7 , Pages 1-4

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Investment enhances emerging economies' living standards

Investment helps countries at all levels of economic development reap productivity gains from new technologies and improve living standards. Investing to support innovation and a skilled workforce is as crucial for China as it is for the U.S.
Economic Letter , Volume 10 , Issue 5 , Pages 1-4

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Is rising unemployment an early warning of state-level recession?

Based on experience with national unemployment, analysts have viewed sharply higher state joblessness as signaling possible further deterioration. However, analyses indicate increasing state-level unemployment by itself does not indicate a recession, and that applying rule-of-thumb properties regarding recession to state economies is misguided.
Economic Letter , Volume 11 , Issue 8 , Pages 1-4

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A real appreciation for recent exchange-rate movements

Recent movements in real exchange rates? a measure of relative prices? in the euro area and Japan are consistent with long-run adjustments toward levels predicted by economic fundamentals.
Economic Letter , Volume 10 , Issue 7 , Pages 1-4

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Shadow banking reemerges, posing challenges to banks and regulators

Shadow banking has come roaring back and in new forms that still manage to escape bank regulation and could pose systemic risks since these activities remain deeply intertwined with traditional banking.
Economic Letter , Volume 11 , Issue 10 , Pages 1-4

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Does foreign direct investment help emerging economies?

Economic Letter , Volume 2




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