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



Economic Bulletin

The Economic Bulletin offers snapshots of the Kansas City Fed's latest economic findings and perspectives on economic conditions.

Economic Review

A quarterly research publication with articles on macroeconomics, monetary policy and regional and international economics.

Payments System Research Briefings

Payments System Research Briefings cover a range of topics, including payment methods, developments in payments networks and more.

Policy Perspectives

Esther George, president and CEO of the Kansas City Fed, discusses issues related to the Federal Reserve’s role in payments.

Research Working Papers

The Kansas City Fed's research staff members produce working papers covering a wide range of economic topics.


TEN Magazine highlights the Kansas City Fed's research and practices through the experiences of everyday people from the region.

Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

Each year since 1978, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has sponsored a symposium on an important economic issue.


Kansas City Fed President Esther George and economists travel around the Tenth District to speak to diverse audiences.


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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.


Tenth District


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


Research Staff

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