Research

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

Latest Research

Payments System Research Briefing

Observations from the Retail CBDCs of the Caribbean

The retail CBDCs launched in the Caribbean are not yet widely used but may offer insight on rCBDC adoption.

Economic Bulletin

Not Bullish: U.S. Cattle Herds Hung Up on Higher Interest Expenses

Higher interest expenses on cattle are constraining producers’ ability to restock herds and challenging profitability.

Payments System Research Briefing

Market Structure of Core Banking Services Providers

Three core providers dominate the market for core banking systems, which may affect banks’ ability to offer new services.

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

Agriculture

Agricultural Research

Insights on agricultural and rural economies

   
Energy

Energy Research

Insights on the energy industry

   
Regional

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