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Keys to Productivity

From Economic Synopses: Countries can spend more on R&D or borrow innovations from other countries

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Fed Funds vs. Treasuries

From Economic Synopses: How do the fed funds rate and long-term Treasury rate affect each other?

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FRED Adds BIS Data

FRED has added 38 new quarterly series from the Bank for International Settlements’ Credit to Non-Financial Sector and Property Price releases: 16 series show residential property prices in emerging markets, advanced economies, Serbia, and the United Arab Emirates, including both real and nominal data. The other 22 series feature data on credit in Argentina, including total credit to various entities and credit to the private non-financial sector by banks.

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The Economics of Pollution

From Economic Synopses: Pollution rises along with GDP, but at a much slower pace these days.

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A Local Minimum Wage

From Economic Synopses: Who’d benefit from a minimum wage hike in the city of St. Louis?

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Dallas Fed History

FRASER has it! The history of the Dallas Fed includes these circulars (1914-1990) and District notices (1991-2006) that cover topics such as liberty bonds, member bank reports, discount rates, and interpretations of regulations.

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Remembering Allan Meltzer

From Economic Synopses: In memoriam, Allan H. Meltzer, economic historian of the Federal Reserve, February 6, 1928 – May 8, 2017.

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Firms Great and Small

From Economic Synopses: Small firms didn’t fare so well during the Great Recession.

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Check the FRED Blog

Insight on econ themes & data: Recent posts discuss how U.S. regions are affected by recessions and their differences in cost of living.

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FRED Adds 56 Hiring Indicators Series

FRED has added 56 monthly series from the DHI Hiring Indicators published by DHI Group, Inc. There are 52 series that fit into two major sections of this release, the recruiting intensity and vacancy duration. Both of these indicators are broken down by industry, region, and number of employees. The recruiting intensity index quantifies the effective intensity of recruiting efforts per vacancy by employers with vacant job positions. The vacancy duration measure quantifies the average number of working days taken to fill vacant job positions. Other indicators in the release includes: quits rate, rescaled quits rate, vacancy to unemployment ratio, and vacancy to short-term unemployment ratio.

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