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Why Are Men Working Less These Days?

Common explanations for the drop in employment among men without college degrees invoke everything from robots to disability to working wives. But what does the evidence say?
Economic Insights , Volume 2 , Issue 4 , Pages 7-16

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Understanding Gentrification’s Causes

What do three centuries of Philadelphia history tell us about today?s changing neighborhoods?
Economic Insights , Volume 2 , Issue 3 , Pages 9-17

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The “Philly Fed Index” Turns 50 with Steadfast Success

What is so telling about the Philadelphia Fed?s monthly manufacturing index? Explore why financial analysts, economists, and the press monitor it closely for clues about the overall U.S. economy.
Economic Insights , Volume 3 , Issue 4 , Pages 8-21

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Collateral Damage: House Prices and Consumption During the Great Recession

Did a decline in house prices cause the Great Recession? And if so, how? Credit constraints may be the key to answering those questions
Economic Insights , Volume 4 , Issue 3 , Pages 7-12

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The Economic Effects of Changes in Personal Income Tax Rates

We apply an empirical perspective to understand the macroeconomic consequences of changes in personal income taxes.
Economic Insights , Volume 6 , Issue 3 , Pages 10-17

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Bitcoin vs. the Buck: Is Currency Competition a Good Thing?

Ever since the U.S. established a single currency in the 19th century, the idea of private money has evoked panics and bank failures. In the cryptocurrency era, can the dollar stay sound?
Economic Insights , Volume 3 , Issue 2 , Pages 9-14

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Banking trends: how Dodd–Frank affects small bank costs

Do stricter regulations enacted since the financial crisis pose a significant burden?
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 1 , Pages 14-18

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Just How Important Are New Businesses?

New businesses are major job generators, so disappointing trends in firm formation have raised concern. Thorsten Drautzburg discusses why at least some of the worry might be misplaced.
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 4 , Pages 1-7

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Monetary policy and the new normal

Is the economy in for a prolonged spell of slow growth, as some believe, or a burst of innovation and productivity? In either event, policymakers must pay close attention to productivity trends.
Economic Insights , Volume 1 , Issue 1 , Pages 1-4

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House Price Booms, Then and Now

House prices rose rapidly in the run-up to the crash of 2007, but not everywhere. Understanding why can help us prepare for future recessions.
Economic Insights , Volume 5 , Issue 2 , Pages 16-21

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