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The Asymmetric Effects of Uncertainty on Employment
By Andrew Foerster
In The Macro Bulletin, Andrew Foerster examines three periods of heightened stock market volatility during the economic recovery to find uncertainty may have slowed employment growth.
Kansas City Fed's Labor Market Conditions Indicators (LMCI)
By Jonathan L. Willis and Craig S. Hakkio
In The Macro Bulletin, Craig S. Hakkio and Jonathan L. Willis update the Kansas City Fed’s Labor Market Conditions Indicators and assess labor market improvements and momentum.
China's Slowing Housing Market and GDP Growth
By Jun Nie and Guangye Cao
In The Macro Bulletin, Jun Nie and Guangye Cao examine the slowdown in China's real estate sector and suggest additional policy stimulus may be needed to meet the country's 2014 target for GDP growth.
The Wage Cycle and Shadow Labor Supply
By Troy Davig and José Mustre-del-Río
In the latest Macro Bulletin, Troy Davig and José Mustre-del-Río evaluate current wage growth and find wages are not only rising at a pace consistent with the last expansion, but likely to rise further as the labor market improves.
The Asymmetric Effects of Uncertainty
By Andrew Foerster
In an article for the Economic Review, Andrew Foerster examines market volatility during periods of heightened uncertainty and finds uncertainty may have slowed economic and employment growth after the financial crisis.
Research Working Papers
Productivity, Nationalization, and the Role of "News": Lessons from the 1970s
By Nida Cakir Melek
In anticipation of nationalization, oil producers increase extraction, lower employment, and reduce exploration. The result is increased productivity followed by a significant decline just ahead of nationalization.
Location Decisions of Natural Gas Extraction Establishments:A Smooth Transition Count Model Approach
By Jason P. Brown and Dayton M. Lambert
Business establishments involved in natural gas extraction are more likely to locate in counties where approximately 20 percent or more of the area of surrounding counties is covered by shale and tight gas formations.
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