Regional Economics

Working Paper

Commuting, Labor, and Housing Market Effects of Mass Transportation: Welfare and Identification

WP 18-14/R – I study Los Angeles Metro Rail’s effects using panel data on bilateral commuting flows, a quantitative spatial model, and historically motivated quasi-experimental research designs.

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Regional Economics

Working Paper

Do Non-Compete Covenants Influence State Startup Activity? Evidence from the Michigan Experiment

WP 21-26 – This paper examines how the enforceability of employee non-compete agreements affects the entry of new establishments and jobs created by these new firms.

How Is Innovation Impacted by Social Distancing?

Research in Focus – The Philly Fed's Jeffrey Lin and Chris Severen join three other economists in studying how social restrictions during the 1918 pandemic affected innovation.

The Impact of Individual Travel Behavior and Government Restrictions on Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

Research in Focus — Philadelphia Fed economists Jeff Brinkman and Kyle Mangum use county-level mobility data to investigate how government restrictions and personal choice to avoid travel affected the spread of COVID-19.

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Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey

Monthly survey of manufacturers in the Third District

Updated: 16 Sep ’21

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State Leading Indexes

Six-month forecast of the coincident index for each of the 50 states

Updated: April 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Business Outlook Survey

Special survey (now monthly, previously weekly) of firms in the Third District

Updated: 23 Dec ’20

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State Coincident Indexes

Monthly index of general economic conditions for each of the 50 states

Updated: 28 Sep ’21

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Nonmanufacturing Business Outlook Survey

Monthly survey of nonmanufacturing businesses in the Third District

Updated: 21 Sep ’21

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Third District Beige Book

Qualitative assessment of economic conditions in the Third District released prior to each FOMC meeting

Updated: 08 Sep ’21