Black–White Differences in Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the U.S.
Economic Perspectives article asks what current trends, if they were to continue, would suggest about the future. Read More
New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's supervision group follows current and emerging risk trends. Recent issue of Risk Perspectives highlights the emerging fraud environment, leveraged lending, emerging credit, market and liquidity risk and model risk management. Read More
Innovative Affordable Housing in Milwaukee
In this latest blog posting the Chicago Fed's Community Development and Policy Studies division looks at a new affordable housing apartment complex, The Villard Square GrandFamily Apartments, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for families headed by grandparents and other relatives who share their homes with related children. Read More
A History of Large-Scale Asset Purchases before the Fed
This Economic Perspectives article finds that in 1870–1913, the U.S. Treasury Department's large open market purchases of Treasury securities narrowed the yield spread between Treasury bonds with high and low interest rate risk. Read More
Historical Perspectives on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
Final 2013 edition of Profitwise News and Views highlights key points from the Chicago Fed’s Community Development and Policy Studies department’s Healthy Communities Regional Summit, organized with partners from both the public health and community development fields. Read More
In a recent blog posting, Chicago Fed associate economist Jacob Berman aggregates many of the social safety net programs, and examines the variation in benefits across individual states. Read More
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.20 in March, down from +0.53 in February. Read More
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans provided his thoughts on monetary goals and strategies during the 23rd annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, April 9 in Washington, D.C. Read More
Chicago Fed Letter describes how proposed bank mergers and acquisitions are evaluated for antitrust concerns. Read More
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans provided his thoughts on monetary policy and the economy at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong. Read More
Chicago Fed Letter explores how firms and individuals shifted income to 2012 to reduce impact of potential tax hikes in 2013. Read More
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans provided his perspective on monetary policy at an Executive Speaker Series at the Turner Business School at Columbus State University. Read More
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January FOMC Statement
The statement released on January 29, 2014 is now available. Statement Regarding Purchases of Treasury Securities and Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities also available.
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Worried about payments fraud? Read the latest edition of Community Banking Connections to learn how to stay ahead of attacks.