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The private costs of bank failures: some historical evidence

Business Review , Issue Mar , Pages 3-14

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Warm feelings and cold calculations: economic theories of private transfers

Business Review , Issue Mar , Pages 15-22

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Trade deficits and the dollar: a macroeconomic perspective

Business Review , Issue Sep , Pages 15-25

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Smart money or dumb money: investors' role in the housing bubble

To explain the historic housing boom and bust, most analysis has identified easy credit in the form of low interest rates, subprime mortgages, and relaxed qualifications for borrowers. But as Wenli Li explains, recent research suggests an additional factor: real estate speculation.
Business Review , Issue Q1 , Pages 21-26

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Efficient production of financial services: scale and scope economies

Business Review , Issue Jan , Pages 15-25

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What has happened to M1?

Business Review , Issue Sep , Pages 3-14

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Immigration in the U.S.: economic effects on the nation and its cities

A summary of the Conference on Immigration in the U.S. held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, April 28-29, 2005
Business Review , Issue Q4 , Pages 44-51

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The cyclical volatility of interest rates

Interest rates change in response to a variety of economic events, such as changes in Fed policy, crises in financial markets, and changes in prospects for long-term economic growth and inflation. But such events are sporadic, and interest rates show a more regular pattern of volatility that corresponds to the business cycle. In this article, Keith Sill examines some facts and theory about the cyclical volatility of short-term and long-term interest rates.
Business Review , Issue Jan , Pages 15-29

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When the bubble bursts: psychology or fundamentals?

The prices of stocks, bonds, and other assets frequently fluctuate, and sometimes these fluctuations are quite large. Such price shifts have important economic implications, including the possibility that asset prices have predictive power for the business cycle. In this article, Lee Ohanian analyzes the volatility of security prices and discusses whether movements in asset prices reflect changes in the fundamental value of the asset or whether extreme price changes may be associated with changes in market psychology
Business Review , Issue Jan , Pages 3-13

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Repealing Glass-Steagall: the past points the way to the future

Passed as part of the National Bank Act of 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act prohibits the mixing of commercial and investment bank activities. It was passed during a time of tumult in financial markets: the economy was in depression and there were many bank failures. Given the state of today's banking industry and the current economic climate, is it time to repeal Glass-Steagall? Congress has been debating the issue for some time. In this article, Loretta Mester weighs in with her analysis of the situation. Her conclusion? The data support repeal.
Business Review , Issue Jul , Pages 3-18

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