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Our national economic research focuses on monetary policy and other issues of importance to the Federal Reserve. Results are shared with other researchers, policymakers and the public.
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A Quantitative System of Monocentric Metros
By Jordan Rappaport
A model of metro growth shows traffic congestion to be the key limiting factor. With additional highway capacity, the population of large U.S. metros would significantly increase. But highway speeds would be relatively unchanged.
Evolving Market Perceptions of Federal Reserve Policy Objectives
By George A. Kahn and Lisa Taylor
Despite varying interpretations of the Fed's monetary policy mandate, the response of long-term rates to economic news remains relatively stable, suggesting markets perceive little change in policy objectives under different regimes.
Consumer Debt Dynamics: Follow the Increasers
By John Carter Braxton and Edward S. Knotek II
Are changes in outstanding consumer debt due to the actions of people who are increasing their debt or decreasing their debt, and what does this mean for macroeconomic models?
Global Effects of U.S. Monetary Policy: Is Unconventional Policy Different?
By Travis Berge and Guangye Cao
In the First Quarter 2014 Economic Review, Travis Berge and Guangye Cao assess the effects of U.S. monetary policy on asset prices in 50 countries. They find a similar reaction of asset prices to conventional and unconventional monetary policies.
The Global Impact of U.S. Monetary Policy
By Travis Berge and Guangye Cao
In The Macro Bulletin, Travis Berge and Guangye Cao assess the effects of U.S. monetary policy on asset prices in 50 countries. They find a similar reaction of asset prices to conventional and unconventional monetary policies.
Consumer Debt Dynamics: An Update
By John Carter Braxton and Troy Davig
Is the trend of contracting of consumer debt turning? Outstanding consumer debt and the fraction of consumers with increasing debt grew in the last half of 2013, mainly fueled by those with low credit scores borrowing to buy autos.
Kansas City Financial Stress Index
This index is a monthly measure of stress in the U.S. financial system based on 11 market variables.
The KCFSI suggests financial stress remains low.Current Survey
The Economic Review is a quarterly research publication with articles by Kansas City Fed staff on issues of relevance to the Federal Reserve, including macroeconomics and monetary policy, regional and international economics, banking, financial markets and payments systems.
Research Working Papers
The Kansas City Fed's research staff members produce working papers covering a wide range of economic topics, including monetary policy, banking and more.
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.
Economic Symposium Conference Proceedings
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.
Central Bank Forecasting Presentations - October 2010
Invited applied and theoretical papers on all aspects of central bank forecasting.