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LMCI suggest the level of activity increased and momentum remained high in May

June 11, 2019 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
LMCI suggest the level of activity increased and momentum remained high in May.

Escaping the Housing Shortage

By Jordan Rappaport
June 05, 2019 | Economic Bulletin
Escaping the housing shortage will likely require a sustained shift toward multifamily construction, the freeing up of single-family homes, and the faster relative growth of medium-sized cities.

Drilling Productivity in the United States: What Lies Beneath

By Jason P. Brown, David Rodziewicz and Colton Tousey
May 22, 2019 | Economic Bulletin
Drilling productivity increased sixfold from the mid-2000s to early 2017, driven largely by gains in below-ground efficiency.

LMCI suggest the level of activity increased and momentum remained high in April

May 08, 2019 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
LMCI suggest the level of activity increased and momentum remained high in April.

The Persistent Effects of the Temporary Tightening in Financial Conditions

By Brent Bundick
April 17, 2019 | Economic Bulletin
A brief spike in market-based uncertainty near the end of 2018 could have long-lasting effects on the macroeconomy.

Economic Review

Capital Reallocation and Capital Investment

By David Rodziewicz and Nicholas Sly
May 29, 2019 | Economic Review
Rising merger and acquisition activity complements investment growth by allowing firms to build their productive capacity.

The Phillips Curve and the Missing Disinflation from the Great Recession

By Willem Van Zandweghe
May 08, 2019 | Economic Review
Expectations shaped by monetary policy kept inflation stable during the Great Recession despite disinflationary pressure from high unemployment.

The Rise and Fall of College Tuition Inflation

By Brent Bundick and Emily Pollard
April 11, 2019 | Economic Review
Wages in the education sector and state appropriations to higher ed help explain changes in college tuition over time.

What Explains Lifetime Earnings Differences across Individuals?

By José Mustre-del-Río and Emily Pollard
March 28, 2019 | Economic Review
Cumulative labor market experience explains a substantial portion of differences in lifetime earnings across individuals.

Do Changes in Reserve Balances Still Influence the Federal Funds Rate?

By A. Lee Smith
February 06, 2019 | Economic Review
Declining reserves have placed upward pressure on the federal funds rate in recent years despite the payment of interest on reserve balances.
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