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.
- Are Longer-Term Inflation Expectations Stable?
Should Monetary Policy Monitor Risk Premiums in Financial Markets?
By Taeyoung Doh Guangye Cao, and Daniel Molling>
In the Economic Review, Taeyoung Doh, Guangye Cao, and Daniel Molling examine whether risk premiums can predict future economic growth and whether monetary policy can influence risk premiums. The article is summarized in the Macro Bulletin.
Endogenous Volatility at the Zero Lower Bound: Implications for Stabilization Policy
By Susanto Basu and Brent Bundick
At the zero lower bound, the central bank's inability to offset shocks generates higher expected volatility. The proper design of monetary policy is crucial to avoiding bad outcomes.
- Search with Wage Posting under Sticky Prices
Accounting for Changes in the U.S. Budget Deficit
By Troy Davig and Michael Redmond
In an article for the Economic Review, Troy Davig and Michael Redmond gauge the contributions of three factors to the declining U.S. federal budget deficit. The article is summarized in the Macro Bulletin.
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 muted.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.