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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.
Global Effects of U.S. Monetary Policy: Is Unconventional Policy Different?
By Travis J. 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.
Production of Natural Gas From Shale in Local Economies: A Resource Blessing or Curse?
By Jason P. Brown
In the First Quarter 2014 Economic Review, Jason P. Brown examines the effect of a recent boom in natural gas extraction on local economies in the central United States and finds a moderate positive effect on labor markets.
Research Working Papers
General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards: Penetration, Use, Fees and Fraud Risks
By Fumiko Hayashi and Emily Cuddy
Prepaid card use varies by account and local demographic characteristic. Cards funded by third-party direct deposits are used longest and most intensively. Fraud rates are highest for signature and card-not-present transactions.
Human Capital Dynamics and the U.S. Labor Market
By Jun Nie and Lei Fang
What are the implications of workers' human capital dynamics for the U.S. labor market?
Wealth Distribution with State-dependent Risk Aversion
By Rong-Wei Chu, Jun Nie and Bei Zhang
How is agents' risk aversion correlated with the level of their wealth?
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