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This department of Econ Focus profiles the Richmond Fed's research, community development, and economic education activities.


Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2022

Every quarter, The CFO Survey collects the views of chief financial officers and other financial leaders throughout the United States, gathering insight into their firms’ financial outlook and concerns, as well as their perceptions of the economy.

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2022

A brief review of the development of the Hornstein-Kudlyak-Lange Non-Employment Index, an alternative to the standard unemployment rate that includes all non-employed individuals and accounts for persistent differences in their labor market attachment.

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2022

Eight times a year, Richmond Fed economists, along with visitors from universities and policy institutions throughout the world, gather in Richmond for CORE (Collaboration of Research Economists) Week.

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2022

Richmond Fed economist Toan Phan studies the effects of climate change on economic growth and financial stability.

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2021

Rural America Week brings together community leaders, policymakers, and representatives from financial institutions and foundations

Econ Focus, Second/Third Quarter 2021

Understanding benefits cliffs can help low-income workers achieve upward economic mobility

Neeraja Deshpande

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2021

Investment Connection matches banks and other funders with nonprofits and community groups seeking investment

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2020

Richmond Fed economists are using novel approaches to understand racial wealth differences

Brandon Fuller

Econ Focus, Second/Third Quarter 2020

The Richmond Fed's museum teaches students about the roles that individuals and the Federal Reserve play in the economy

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2020

Researchers and community development experts moved quickly to understand how COVID-19 affected Fifth District communities

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2019

The Richmond Fed is working to understand how economic outcomes vary across different regions and different groups of people

Econ Focus, Second/Third Quarter 2019

Richmond Fed economist Borys Grochulski researches the effects of shadow banking on bank liquidity regulation

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2019

Economists at the Richmond Fed study diverging trends in national and local market concentration

Econ Focus, Fourth Quarter 2018

Richmond Fed economist Toan Phan explores why recessions tend to follow asset bubbles

Eric LaRose

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2018

Richmond Fed economists have created a framework to measure the costs of a large firm's failure

Econ Focus, Second Quarter 2018

Huberto Ennis of the Richmond Fed examines how frequently banks borrow from the discount window

Helen Fessenden and Renee Haltom

Econ Focus, First Quarter 2018

Richmond Fed economist Zhu Wang asks why so many ATM networks disappeared after the mid-1980s


Index displays all content, which dates back to 2018.