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Community Development Data


Home Mortgage Explorer

This refreshed tool offers an easy way to view local trends in mortgage lending between 2010 and 2021. Find data for home purchase, refinance, and home improvement mortgages, and visualize trends by applicant income, gender, and race and ethnicity.

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The Undoing of the Gold Standard

Research in Focus — By modeling the transmission of economic shocks from one country to another, the authors uncover a previously understudied flaw of a gold-based monetary system.

CFI COVID-19 Survey of Consumers

To gain insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial security in the U.S., the Consumer Finance Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia conducted a series of national surveys of consumers beginning in April 2020 and concluding in April 2022.


Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

An index designed to track real business conditions at high observation frequency

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Monetary Policy

Working Paper

Monetary Policy with Racial Inequality

WP 23-09 – This paper develops a macroeconomic model populated by workers of different races. The model captures racial inequality in terms of income, unemployment, and wealth, and is used to study how monetary policy affects different racial groups.

Highlighting the Labor Market’s New Complexities; Listening to Worker Voices

National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Monetary Policy and Outlook Webinar | Philadelphia, PA





New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets: Call for Papers

Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023