Looking Back at 10 Years of the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker
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On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker, a Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at the origins of the tool, how it has evolved over a decade, and what it continues to tell us about wages and the labor force ..read more
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Does Trade Uncertainty Affect Bank Lending?
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4M ago
This Policy Hub: Macroblog post examines the effects of the 2018–19 "trade war" on banks and the nonfinancial firms likely to depend on bank financing ..read more
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Takeaways from the 2023 CEAR-CenFIS Conference: "Interest Rate Variability and the Financial Sector"
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4M ago
What effects do fluctuating interest rates have on the financial sector? A recent conference examined this question, and a Policy Hub: Macroblog post summarizes the research and conclusions reached there ..read more
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Labor Market Tightness and How to Measure It
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4M ago
Many labor market observers call the current job market "tight," but how is tightness measured, and what role does it play in monetary policymaking? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at ways to assess labor market tightness and what it might mean for policy ..read more
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Distinguishing Cyclical from Noncyclical Employment
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4M ago
Some aspects of the labor market have a cyclical nature, but the health care and social services sector does not. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at the performance of this sector, how the pandemic affected it, and what its growth might say about the future labor market ..read more
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During the Pandemic, Average Hours Rose. And Fell.
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4M ago
The pandemic caused significant changes in the labor market, some of which we are still trying to understand. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at two data series that illuminate different dimensions of these changes ..read more
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Remembering Sheila Tschinkel, an Atlanta Fed Research Director Whose Contributions Endure
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4M ago
The Atlanta Fed has benefited from a number of influential, innovative leaders over the years. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post remembers our former research director Sheila Tschinkel, who recently passed away but whose impact is still evident ..read more
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Leaning Against the Global Financial Cycle with Macroprudential Policy: Lessons from an Emerging Market
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4M ago
International capital flows, and their boom-and-bust cycles, can be particularly destabilizing to emerging economies. But how can their impact be blunted? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post considers the case of Romania to provide answers ..read more
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History Doesn't Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes: The Failures of Silicon Valley and First Republic Banks
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4M ago
Though comparing banking eras poses challenges, meaningful parallels can be drawn. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at some high-profile bank failures, past and present, to see what lessons history can teach us ..read more
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Expanding the Dashboard Approach to Monitoring Underlying Inflation
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4M ago
Inflation usually has numerous causes and thus multiple facets to observe and measure. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post discusses recent improvements to the Atlanta Fed's dashboard dedicated to monitoring underlying inflation ..read more
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