The Economy

We produce and compile research and data on the overall economy, banking and financial markets. Our goal is to help financial institutions operate in a safe manner and support a robust U.S. financial system.

Segregation and Mobility: Why Commuting Times Differ According to Race

Research in Focus – By investigating prominent factors that affect commuting trends across the U.S., the authors explain how race may play a role in determining commuting times.

Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

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

Macroeconomics

Working Paper

A Model of the Gold Standard

WP 22-33 – We model an international gold standard and find that it exposes domestic economies to external shocks, prompting the least-productive countries to opt out of the standard. In other words, the gold standard can be sustainable at the core but not at the periphery.

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Macroeconomics

Working Paper

Uniform Priors for Impulse Responses

WP 22-30 – There has been a call to abandon the conventional method for Bayesian inference in set-identified structural vector autoregressions on the grounds that it could be overly informative for posterior inference. This paper challenges this call.

Macroeconomics

Working Paper

Price Setting with Customer Capital: Sales, Teasers, and Rigidity

WP 22-31 – A theory where buyers search for products that fit their needs gives rise to temporary sales in pricing when firms set a common price across their customers, and teaser pricing when firms can differentiate between new and repeat customers.

The Economy

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Economists

Many of our economists conduct research in areas of macro- and microeconomics and regularly contribute to policy discussions. You can find out more about these economists and their work by clicking on their highlighted names.