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Did quantitative easing work?

Did QE lower yields and stimulate the economy? What about risks? Weighing the evidence requires a bit of theory.
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 1 , Pages 5-13

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Why Are Recessions So Hard to Predict? Random Shocks and Business Cycles

Economists are like doctors, not soothsayers. They can't predict recessions, but they can help us understand why one is happening. And that can make all the difference for policymaking.
Economic Insights , Volume 4 , Issue 1 , Pages 1-8

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Tracking U.S. Real GDP Growth During the Pandemic

During this fast-moving pandemic, it's vital that policymakers can rely on real-time estimates of real GDP growth. Jonas Arias and Minchul Shin show us how it's done.
Economic Insights , Volume 5 , Issue 3 , Pages 9-14

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The Free-Banking Era: A Lesson for Today?

Reaching back to a volatile era in U.S. banking history, Daniel Sanches finds insight for today?s challenge of ensuring a stable banking system ? though perhaps not the lesson one might expect.
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 3 , Pages 9-14

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Nontraditional Insurance and Risks to Financial Stability

Do insurance companies pose a threat to financial stability? Historically, the answer has been no. But the insurance industry?s expansion into nontraditional activities has prompted reconsideration.
Economic Insights , Volume 3 , Issue 1 , Pages 18-25

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Why Credit Cards Played a Surprisingly Big Role in the Great Recession

Lukasz Drozd examines the links between zero-APR credit card offers and the Great Recession’s persistent declines in employment and output.
Economic Insights , Volume 6 , Issue 2 , Pages 7-17

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Banking Trends Regulatory Changes and Community Banks During COVID

Small banks that received capital relief appear to have been more resilient.
Economic Insights , Volume 7 , Issue 3 , Pages 14-17

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Banking Trends: The Growing Role of CRE Lending

Commercial real estate has grown dramatically as a share of U.S. economic activity and is banks? largest lending category, particularly for small and midsize banks. It is also the riskiest part of bank portfolios. James DiSalvo and Ryan Johnston provide a primer. First in a series.
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 3 , Pages 15-21

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Regional Spotlight: How Third District Firms Were Impacted by COVID-19

The first few weeks of our special COVID Survey tell us a lot about how businesses fared during unprecedented times.
Economic Insights , Volume 5 , Issue 4 , Pages 19-22

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Banking Trends: Measuring Cov-Lite Right

More business loans today lack traditional covenants governing borrowers. Does that leave banks with fewer tools to ward off default?
Economic Insights , Volume 3 , Issue 3 , Pages 1-8




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