Consult our most-recent economic analyses, data, and an up-to-date timeline of events and policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Fed hasn’t embraced negative rates…at least not yet. But other central banks have. Read up on the recent history.
Traditional trade data worked when goods were produced entirely within a nation’s borders. Today’s supply chains are globally complex, so we need value-added trade data for a clearer picture.
New research looks at the currently low level of housing permits, which may provide insight into the future of the housing market.
American car owners are replacing their vehicles less frequently. Learn how that could affect auto manufacturing employment.
Energy, health care, and housing may be pushing down our low rate of inflation: Is it weaker demand or stronger supply that’s at work?
Like rolling a 6-sided die and having a 7 come up… This 3-part essay examines the lingering effects of the Financial Crisis and how we now think about risk.
Central banks have purchased long-term bonds to lower long-term yields, but the Bank of Japan has taken it to epic proportions.
…could we avoid financial crises and limit the effects of recessions?
Expected growth: 11%. Actual growth: 4.7%. Read why.