Research Brief Oct 15, 2019

Policy Uncertainty in Japan

Policy uncertainty is always a consideration for households and firms, even in relatively stable periods....
Topics:  Financial Markets, Monetary Policy
Chart Oct 9, 2019

Empirical Trends That Inform Decreasing US Business Dynamism

Panel 1a is taken from Andrews et al. (2016), Panel 1b from Decker et al....
Topics:  Financial Markets, Technology & Innovation
Research Brief May 14, 2019

Low Interest Rates, Market Power, and Productivity Growth

For economists, the term “secular” means persistent over time, suggesting that the post-Great Recession years...
Topics:  Financial Markets
Chart May 14, 2019

How Lower Interest Rates Can Stall Growth

A decrease in consumer demand reduces interest rates and leads to a decrease in productivity...
Topics:  Financial Markets
Chart Mar 1, 2019

The Glass Ceiling

As these two figures reveal, even though women are attaining college degrees at rates significantly...
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Financial Markets
Chart Mar 1, 2019

Analysis of Mortgage-Backed Securities and the Financial Crisis of 2008

Ratings agencies were roundly criticized for mis-rating mortgage backed securities and, thus, helping fuel the...
Topics:  Financial Markets
Chart Mar 1, 2019

Number and Costs of U.S. Bank Failures

US bank failures spiked during the recent Financial Crisis and Great Recession, as shown in...
Topics:  Financial Markets
Chart Feb 28, 2019

Dollar and Euro Shares of Cross-Border Corporate Bond Positions

Following the Great Recession, the dollar became the currency of denomination for cross-border holdings at...
Topics:  Financial Markets