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Fees, Fraud and Regulation: Forces of Change in the Payment Card Industry
By Fumiko Hayashi and Richard J. Sullivan
This article summarizes analysis from three recent Economic Review articles on how changes to card payment technology and debit card regulation will affect the U.S. retail payments system in years to come.
Economic Growth in Foreign Regions and U.S. Export Growth
By Jun Nie and Lisa Taylor
U.S. export growth tends to vary with changes in different foreign regions' economic growth rates. This article estimates how much change in U.S. export growth may be associated with a rise or fall in a given region's GDP growth.
Farm Investment and Leverage Cycles: Will This Time Be Different?
By Jason Henderson and Nathan Kauffman
A review of the past century of booms and busts in U.S. agriculture suggests that a new bust could soon be in the offing. Though debt leverage is low now, that could change if prices and profits decline and interest rates rise.
Basel Liquidity Regulation: Was It Improved with the 2013 Revisions?
By Michal Kowalik
Revisions to the Basel regulations improved them, but also left some shortcomings unchanged. Liquidity buffers' availability was expanded, but an inflexible approach was still applied to determine buffers' size and composition.
Research Working Papers
The Settlement of the United States, 1800 to 2000: The Long Transition Toward Gibrat's Law
By Klaus Desmet and Jordan Rappaport
Throughout most of U.S. history, low-population counties and metros tended to have the fastest population growth rates. More recently, however, high-population counties and metros have tended to grow fastest.
Perturbation Methods for Markov-Switching DSGE Models
By Andrew Foerster, Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Dan Waggoner, and Tao Zha
How can we solve models where the economic environment changes over time?
Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium
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