Posts filed under “Think Tank”

Conventional and Insidious Macroeconomic Balance-Sheet Crises

Category: Think Tank

Banks, Shadow Banking, and Fragility

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Fueling Road Spending with Federal Stimulus

Fueling Road Spending with Federal Stimulus Sylvain Leduc and Dan Wilson FRBSF Economic Letter 2014-25 August 25, 2014         Highway spending in the United States between 2008 and 2011 was flat, despite the serious need for improvements and the big boost to state highway funds from the Recovery Act of 2009. A…Read More

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Travel

Deflation Fears

Deflation Fear David R. Kotok August 26, 2014     A worldwide deflation fear is expanding and may actually be rampant. BCA Daily Insights (August 25, 2014) notes that, “out of 32 OEC countries, more than two-thirds have domestic inflation rates that fall short of 1%.” BCA analysts go on to argue that the worldwide…Read More

Category: Inflation, Think Tank

How America’s Consumers Spend Across States

Category: Consumer Spending, Think Tank

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy Chair Janet L. Yellen FRBKC Economic Symposium Jackson Hole, Wyoming August 22, 2014     In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has made considerable progress in recovering from the largest and most sustained loss of employment in the United States since the…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Behavioral Economics and Macroeconomic Models

Category: Psychology, Think Tank

Forecasting National Inflation Rates

Forecasting National Inflation Rates ©Thinkstock/Drazen_ By Silvio Contessi, Economist A recent line of research has established that global factors significantly correlate with national inflation rate movements, so much in fact that they can help forecast national inflation rates.1 A forthcoming Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review article2 follows this literature and estimates a one-factor…Read More

Category: Inflation, Think Tank

Why Things Don’t Last

1. Channel Overload Used to be there were 5,000 albums a year and only a few got on the radio and if you didn’t get airplay or press, you were doomed. Now there are a zillion products, all easily promoted online, and unless your friend verifies quality and interest or a track becomes a phenomenon,…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend