Recent Research

The KC Fed LMCI suggests both the level of activity and momentum continued to rebound in June

July 08, 2020 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
The KC Fed LMCI suggests both the level of activity and momentum continued to rebound in June.

The G-Spread Suggests Federal Reserve Restored Calm to Treasury Markets

By Karlye Dilts Stedman
July 08, 2020 | Economic Bulletin
Federal Reserve interventions calmed Treasury markets after stress from the coronavirus outbreak, according to one measure of Treasury market pressure.

Small Business Commercial & Industrial Loan Balances Increase Year-Over-Year

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Rosine Boni, Supervisory Analyst
June 24, 2020 | Small Business Lending Survey
Survey data indicated that new small business C&I lending increased slightly in the first quarter after declining in the fourth quarter of 2019.

COVID-19 Stuns U.S. and Tenth District Economies, but Both Show Signs of Stabilization

By Jason P. Brown and Alison Felix
June 17, 2020 | Economic Bulletin
Recent data suggest signs of improvement after the economic downturn, though a timeline for recovery remains uncertain.

The KC Fed LMCI suggests both the level of activity and momentum rebounded slightly in May

June 10, 2020 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
The KC Fed LMCI suggests both the level of activity and momentum rebounded slightly in May.

Economic Review

What to Do about Fannie and Freddie: A Primer on Housing Finance Reform

By Jordan Rappaport
July 09, 2020 | Economic Review
Policymakers face several issues in reforming the current system of mortgage finance toward one in which the government plays a less direct role.

Reshuffling in Soybean Markets following Chinese Tariffs

By Cortney Cowley
June 18, 2020 | Economic Review
Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans could reduce the global competitiveness of U.S. soybeans in the longer term.

Mobile Banking Use and Consumer Readiness to Benefit from Faster Payments

By Fumiko Hayashi and Ying Lei Toh
April 17, 2020 | Economic Review
Consumers who are younger, higher income, college-educated, or employed are the most ready to benefit from faster payments.

Population Turnover and the Growth of Urban Areas

By Jason P. Brown and Colton Tousey
March 26, 2020 | Economic Review
More people are moving to and from large urban areas, leading to faster population growth over time.

Corporate Leverage and Investment

By W. Blake Marsh, David Rodziewicz and Karna Chelluri
February 27, 2020 | Economic Review
Firms with more debt invest less in the future.
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