Research Publications

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Economic Review

The Economic Review is a quarterly research publication with articles by Kansas City Fed staff on macroeconomics and monetary policy, regional and international economics, banking, financial markets, and payments systems.

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Macro Bulletin

The Macro Bulletin offers snapshots of the Kansas City Fed's latest macroeconomic findings and perspectives on national economic conditions and issues related to monetary policy.

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The Main Street Economist

The Main Street Economist is a bimonthly publication discussing major economic issues and opportunities for agriculture and rural America.

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TEN magazine

TEN magazine is a quarterly publication that highlights the Kansas City Fed's research and practices through the experiences of everyday people from around the region.

Regional Publications

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The Midwest Economist

The Midwest Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for Kansas and western Missouri.

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The Main Street Economist

The Main Street Economist is a bimonthly publication discussing major economic issues and opportunities for agriculture and rural America.

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The Nebraska Economist

The Nebraska Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.

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The Oklahoma Economist

The Oklahoma Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.

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The Rocky Mountain Economist

The Rocky Mountain Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Working Papers

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Research Working Papers

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The Kansas City Fed's research staff members produce working papers covering a wide range of economic topics, including monetary policy, payment methods, banking and more.

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Banking Research Working Papers

Working papers and journal articles authored by Kansas City Fed staff on banking and supervisory issues.

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Community Affairs Papers

Community Affairs research papers focus on issues affecting economic prospects in low- and moderate-income communities and explore prospective solutions.

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Payment Systems Research Papers

Payments System Research staff produces a series of working papers that cover a range of topics, including types of payments methods, developments in payments networks, and various participants' roles in the payments system.

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Regional Research Papers

Regional research staff produces a series of working papers presenting results of the department's analysis of local economic developments for our Reserve Bank's monetary policy deliberations.

Proceedings

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Economic Symposium Conference Proceedings

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The proceedings include papers, commentary and discussion from the Kansas City Fed's annual symposium. Participants include central bankers, finance ministers, academics and financial market participants from around the globe. They discuss economic issues, implications and policy options.

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Payments System Conference Proceedings

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The proceedings include papers, commentary and discussion from the Kansas City's Fed's biennial payments policy conference. The conference brings together industry participants, policymakers and academics for an in-depth look at developments in retail payment systems, domestic and international, and a discussion of implications and policy options.

Agricultural Symposium Conference Proceedings

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The 2012 Agricultural Symposium on July 16-17, 2012, will reflect on agriculture’s past, explore its future, and assess whether agriculture can escape its historical cycles of boom and bust.

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Briefings

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Payment Systems Research Briefings

Payments System Research staff produces a briefings cover payments methods, developments in payments networks, and various participants' roles in the payments system.

Additional Resources

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Financial Industry Perspectives

This online publication contains articles on banking topics and issues, including lending, market structure, electronic banking and more.

Books

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A Guide to the ATM and Debit Card Industry

This book is a 2006 update that documents industry trends and patterns and discusses their implications.

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Nonbanks in the Payments System

This book examines nonbank participation of payments activities and the roles nonbanks play in specific transaction types.