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Workforce & Economic Development


How An Inclusive Small Business Recovery Can Bolster Local Economies

As part of the Reinventing our Communities (ROC) Cohort Program, more than 100 professionals from across the nation examined barriers faced by business owners of color. They brainstormed solutions and collaborated on actionable plans — all to support an inclusive and resilient Main Street economic recovery.

A Map of Racially Restrictive Covenants in the City of Philadelphia

An interactive look at the impact of discriminatory real estate practices on the people and economy of Philadelphia.

Aerial view of the Money in Motion exhibit



Money in Motion

Come to Money in Motion, where over 300,000 visitors have learned about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System.

Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

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

Examining Resolution of Mortgage Forbearances and Delinquencies – July/August 2022

New in July/August — “Are Mortgage Delinquencies and Forbearances Settling into a New Normal?”


Working Paper

The Causal Effects of Lockdown Policies on Health and Macroeconomic Outcomes

WP 22-18 – We assess the causal impact of epidemic-induced lockdowns on health and macroeconomic outcomes. We find that additional government-mandated mobility curtailments would have reduced deaths at a very small cost in terms of GDP.