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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City  Series:Economic Review 

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U.S. agriculture: the international dimension

Economic Review , Volume 70 , Issue Nov , Pages 3-8

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Identifying State-Level Recessions

Economic Review , Issue Q I , Pages 85-108

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Monetary policy issues in the 1990s: a summary of the Bank's 1989 symposium

Economic Review , Volume 75 , Issue Jan , Pages 50-59

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Industrial diversity, growth, and volatility in the seven states of the Tenth District

State and local officials have long sought to diversify the mix of industries in their regions, hoping to reduce short-term volatility in their communities? economic growth rates and potentially boost overall long-term growth. ; While theory does suggest that industrial diversity can reduce economic volatility, views are mixed on whether and how industrial diversity affects long-term growth. ; Examining the varied landscape of industrial diversity across hundreds of counties in the Tenth District?s seven-state region, Felix finds that counties with greater diversity did see more economic ...
Economic Review , Volume 97 , Issue Q IV

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How will reform of the Soviet farm economy affect U.S. agriculture?

Economic Review , Volume 76 , Issue Sep , Pages 5-19

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Structural and Cyclical Trends in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has increased sharply over the past 20 years. Average monthly participation grew from 17.3 million people in 2001 to a peak of 47.6 million people in 2013. Although participation declined somewhat as the economy recovered from the Great Recession, SNAP participation remains well above its pre-recession level. {{p}} Kelly D. Edmiston investigates the forces driving long-term patterns in SNAP participation as well as its cyclical variation. He finds that three structural factors?legislative and programmatic changes, poverty, ...
Economic Review , Issue Q I , Pages 59-81

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The natural rate of unemployment: concepts and issues

Economic Review , Volume 71 , Issue Jan , Pages 11-24

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Monetary policy and the zero bound : policy options when short-term rates reach zero

In response to continuing weakness in economic activity, the Federal Reserve has lowered its target for the overnight federal funds rate from 6 percent to 1 percent over the past two and one-half years. Recently, concern has been expressed in the news media and among academic economists and policymakers that additional steps to ease monetary policy could cause the federal funds rate target to hit a lower limit of zero percent. In this event, it would not be possible to lower the target any further, and the Federal Reserve would have to alter its procedures for implementing monetary policy to ...
Economic Review , Volume 88 , Issue Q IV , Pages 5-43

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What can regional manufacturing surveys tell us? lessons from the Tenth District

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conducts a monthly survey of over 100 manufacturers across the Tenth District. Other Federal Reserve Banks conduct similar surveys of manufacturers within their districts, as do a number of regional associations of purchasing managers. ; The increased attention paid to regional manufacturing surveys makes it important to know what kind of information these surveys provide. These surveys differ from other data sources by collecting only qualitative information, such as the direction of change in activity. The surveys could be useful either because they ...
Economic Review , Volume 89 , Issue Q III , Pages 39-70

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Equity for rural America : from Wall Street to Main Street : a conference summary

Equity markets play a crucial role as a lifeline of capital to entrepreneurs. U.S. equity markets are so large and so efficient that they have become an inexpensive way for many companies to raise capital through the issuance of stock. Indeed, many experts argue that the primary benefit of the equity markets is their role in providing new capital for business ventures. But the capital benefits of stock markets do not reach all businesses.> Many rural companies simply lack the size to issue stock directly on Wall Street. In addition, most rural companies cannot boast of the kind of growth ...
Economic Review , Volume 84 , Issue Q II , Pages 77-85




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