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A Closer Look at Inflation

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?

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Paychecks at the top, at the bottom, and in the middle

The FRED Blog looks at the distribution of wage income.

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Is fear chilling the economy?

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.

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BoJ Assets

Central banks have purchased long-term bonds to lower long-term yields, but the Bank of Japan has taken it to epic proportions.

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What Do the Markets Hear When the Fed Speaks?

A recent Review article by Kevin L. Kliesen, Brian Levine, and Christopher J. Waller analyzes the impact of Fed communications on key financial market variables.

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Bonded to Bonds?

Are firms too attached to bonds? Read about it on the FRED Blog.

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If Banks Held More Capital…

…could we avoid financial crises and limit the effects of recessions?

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St. Louis: Growing Slowly

Expected growth: 11%. Actual growth: 4.7%. Read why.

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A Policy Primer

Page One Economics gives you the lowdown on current monetary policy in just 5 pages.

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The Natural Rate

Economic Synopses explains the demographics and policy implications behind the “natural rate of interest.”

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