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Tight Credit Conditions Continue to Constrain the Housing Recovery
By Jordan Rappaport and Paul Willen
The housing recovery has continued to struggle to gain traction. The vigilance with which lenders have been applying stricter lending standards suggests regulatory uncertainty may be playing a role.
Evaluating Monetary Policy at the Zero Lower Bound
By Craig S. Hakkio and George A. Kahn
In the Second Quarter Economic Review, Craig S. Hakkio and George A. Kahn compare a "shadow" federal funds rate to prescriptions from an estimated policy rule and find policy was not sufficiently accommodative after the recession but became more accommodative over time.
What Explains Low Net Interest Income at Community Banks?
By Chuck S. Morris and Kristen Regehr
In the Second Quarter Economic Review, Charles S. Morris and Kristen Regehr find low community bank net interest income since the crisis is explained by current economic and banking conditions.
Mobile Payments: Merchants' Perspectives
By Fumiko Hayashi and Terri Bradford
In the Second Quarter Economic Review, Fumiko Hayashi and Terri Bradford examine merchants' mobile payments preferences and find some attributes of mobile payments, such as an enhanced customer experience, have clear beneficial effects.
Research Working Papers
Productivity, Nationalization, and the Role of "News": Lessons from the 1970s
By Nida Cakir Melek
In anticipation of nationalization, oil producers increase extraction, lower employment, and reduce exploration. The result is increased productivity followed by a significant decline just ahead of nationalization.
Location Decisions of Natural Gas Extraction Establishments:A Smooth Transition Count Model Approach
By Jason P. Brown and Dayton M. Lambert
Business establishments involved in natural gas extraction are more likely to locate in counties where approximately 20 percent or more of the area of surrounding counties is covered by shale and tight gas formations.
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