Our research staff conducts innovative research on monetary policy, the payments system, and regional and community issues.

Latest Research

Economic Bulletin

Rising Immigration Has Helped Cool an Overheated Labor Market

Immigration to the United States boosted the labor supply in 2022 and 2023.

Research Working Paper

Flood Risk Exposures and Mortgage-Backed Security Asset Performance and Risk Sharing

Flood risk has historically resulted in poorer performance for both individual mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.

Economic Bulletin

Consumer Debt Is High, but Consumers Seem to Have Room to Run

Debt-to-income measures are historically low, suggesting consumers may be able to take on more debt without stressing finances.

National and International

Banking, Payments

Banking and Payments

Issues affecting the banking and payments industries

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy

Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Research

Research focusing on national and international economic issues

Data and Trends

Kansas City Financial Stress Index

The KCFSI is a monthly measure of stress in the U.S. financial system based on 11 financial market variables.

Data and Trends

Labor Market Conditions Indicators

The Kansas City Fed Labor Market Conditions Indicators (LMCI) are two monthly measures of labor market conditions based on 24 labor market variables.


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Agricultural Research

Insights on agricultural and rural economies


Energy Research

Insights on the energy industry


Regional Research

Economic geography and developments for monetary policy deliberations

Community Research

Community Research

Research on challenging issues affecting economic prospects in low- and moderate- income communities