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Our research focuses on understanding the District's unique economic geography and enhancing the analysis of local economic developments for the Kansas City Fed's monetary policy deliberations.
The Impact of an Aging Population on State Tax Revenues
By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
People tend to earn less and spend less when they retire. As the baby boom generation retires, the aging of the U.S. population will likely reduce state governments’ revenue per capita from income taxes and sales taxes significantly.
- Kansas, Missouri Economies Continue to Grow
- Oklahoma Economic Growth Continues at Modest Pace
- Crop Prices Tumble on Rebound in U.S. Production
The Shifting Nexus of Global Agriculture: A Summary of the 2013 Agricultural Symposium
By Nathan Kauffman
The 2013 Agricultural Symposium, “The Shifting Nexus of Global Agriculture,” explored how worldwide investments could redraw the landscape of agricultural production and the implications for competitiveness, trade and farm prosperity.
Lower Farm Loan Rates Help Sustain Lending
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
Further declines in interest rates on farm loans at commercial banks helped sustain farm lending during the third quarter, according to the Agricultural Finance Databook.
- Manufacturing and Housing Press Onward
Key Industries in the Mountain States
By Alison Felix
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist examines the economic specializations of the Rocky Mountain region and the effects of the recession and recovery on each state’s key industries.
Have Extended Trading Hours Made Agricultural Commodity Markets Riskier?
By Nathan Kauffman
Extended hours at commodity exchanges have led to brief spikes in corn futures price volatility when key government reports are released, but long-term risk management strategies not sensitive to such spikes are likely unaffected.
Rural Wealth Creation and Emerging Energy Industries: Lease and Royalty Payments to Farm...
By Jeremy G. Weber, Jason P. Brown and John Pender
In 2011 approximately $2.3 billion of lease and royalty payments were paid to U.S. farmers by energy companies, providing a sizable source of wealth and consumption for some rural residents.
Senator Robert Owen of Oklahoma and the Federal Reserve's Formative Years
By Chad R. Wilkerson
Owen championed the formation of the Federal Reserve, with its quasi-public, decentralized structure. He praised the Fed's early performance but became a critic of some of its policies in the early 1920s.
Job Performance in the Mountain Metros
By Mark Snead and Kate Watkins
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the labor market performance of the mountain state metropolitan areas, including recent industry trends and comparisons to state and national job performance. Job growth varied widely in the metro areas, led by industry trends specific to the regional economies of each area. The mountain state metro areas ranked among the strongest and weakest nationally based on data reported for November. That said, upcoming data revisions are expected to improve the outlook for many areas, while tempering growth in others.
Agricultural Credit Survey
Despite lower farm income, Tenth District farmland value gains did not moderate much in the third quarter, according to the Bank's Agricultural Credit Survey.Current Survey
Main Street Economist
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The Midwest Economist
The Midwest Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for Kansas and western Missouri.
The Nebraska Economist
The Nebraska Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Oklahoma Economist
The Oklahoma Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Rocky Mountain Economist
The Rocky Mountain Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
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