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Bank consolidation and merger activity following the crisis.

Michal Kowalik, Troy Davig, Charles S. Morris, and Kristen Regehr analyze the financial characteristics of acquired community banks from 2011 to 2014.
Economic Review , Issue Q I , Pages 31-49

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Commercial banks and the central bank in a market economy

Economic Review , Volume 74 , Issue Nov , Pages 3-12

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Mobile payments: What’s in it for consumers?

Mobile payments?those initiated on a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet computer?have received a significant amount of attention recently but still have not been widely adopted in the United States. ; Hayashi examines the barriers that have limited the takeoff of mobile payments in the United States. The article also draws on consumer payments research to assess which attributes of mobile payments might encourage or discourage adoption by U.S. consumers. ; The article concludes that greater convenience and enhanced ability to monitor account balances are likely to encourage consumer ...
Economic Review , Volume 97 , Issue Q I , Pages 35-66

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Unconventional Monetary Policy and International Interest Rate Spillovers

After the 2008 global financial crisis, advanced economies turned to unconventional monetary policies to provide additional monetary stimulus while short-term interest rates were constrained by their effective lower bound. However, the speed of economic recovery differed markedly among these economies, leading to differences in the timing and intensity of unconventional monetary policies across central banks. These differences may have generated “spillover effects” that undermined policy tightening in the United States after 2015.Karlye Dilts Stedman assesses whether monetary policies ...
Economic Review , Volume 105 , Issue no.2 , Pages 47-60

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Interpreting recent labor market developments

Economic Review , Volume 60 , Issue Mar , Pages 11-20

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Measuring the costs of retail payment methods

In the last two decades, retail payments have experienced a dramatic shift from paper-based payment methods to electronic methods. Accurate cost information for the two types of methods would help central banks decide how hard to push for a complete transition to electronic methods and which methods to promote. ; To obtain such information, a number of central banks have recently conducted comprehensive studies of the costs of retail payment methods. Differences in the results of these studies suggest a need for each central bank to conduct its own study. ; Hayashi and Keeton, however, find ...
Economic Review , Volume 97 , Issue Q II

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The international role of the dollar

Economic Review , Volume 70 , Issue Sep , Pages 17-24

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Have extended trading hours made agricultural commodity markets riskier?

Traders in agricultural commodity markets view volatility differently depending on their objectives. Producers generally dislike volatility and uncertainty and they trade on futures markets to lessen the risk associated with price changes. Nonproducers?traders with no direct involvement in producing or using the commodities themselves?seek to profit from uncertainty by predicting the path of futures prices. Producers are concerned that a recent extension of trading hours at commodity exchanges could lead to heightened volatility since trading is now taking place during the release of key ...
Economic Review , Issue Q III , Pages 67-94

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The farm outlook: recovery in 1982?

Economic Review , Volume 66 , Issue Dec , Pages 15-25

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Will energy markets refuel the rural economy?

The rural economy began 2006 facing an uncertain outlook. For two years, rural growth had been unusually strong. But rising energy prices threatened to stall the expansion. Many businesses had already been weakened by high input costs, and many households were feeling squeezed by higher costs for gas and heating fuel. As the year progressed, however, some rural communities were able to harness the power of high energy prices by taking part in its production. ; Energy activity helped boost the fortunes of many rural places, but the rural economy as a whole slowed in 2006. Nonfarm economic ...
Economic Review , Volume 92 , Issue Q I , Pages 53-74

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