Recent Research

How Have Banks Responded to Declining Reserve Balances?

By W. Blake Marsh and Rajdeep Sengupta
August 21, 2019 | Economic Bulletin
With reserve balances declining, banks are increasing their holdings of other high-quality liquid assets.

LMCI suggest the level of activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in July.

August 07, 2019 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
LMCI suggest the level of activity increased modestly and momentum remained high in July.

Rural Hospital Closures and Growth in Employment and Wages

By Kelly D. Edmiston
July 16, 2019 | Economic Bulletin
Rural hospital closures are associated with substantially lower growth in county employment and aggregate wages.

LMCI suggest the level of activity was little changed and momentum remained high in June

July 10, 2019 | Labor Market Conditions Indicators
LMCI suggest the level of activity increased and momentum remained high in June.

Automation and the Rocky Mountain Workforce

By Alison Felix, Sam Chapman and Jordan Bass
June 30, 2019 | 2nd Quarter 2019
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the potential effects of automation on regional labor markets.

Economic Review

Tracking U.S. GDP in Real Time

By Taeyoung Doh and Jaeheung Bae
August 14, 2019 | Economic Review
A new model for tracking GDP in real time allows policymakers to assess the current state of the economy.

Did Local Factors Contribute to the Decline in Bank Branches?

By Rajdeep Sengupta and Jacob Dice
July 18, 2019 | Economic Review
The number of bank branches has declined since the financial crisis, driven partly by changes in local market and competitive factors.

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.
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