From the President

Charles Evans

President and CEO


Derivatives and Collateral at U.S. Life Insurers

Economic Perspectives article examines the implications of regulatory reform for life insurers’ use of OTC derivatives.  Read More

New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available

Current issue offers information on recent performance of Seventh District bank and cyber security update.

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Measuring Small Business Financial Health

ProfitWise News and Views features articles about small business financial health and workforce development.  Read More

The Effect of Winter Weather on U.S. Economic Activity

The most recent edition of Economic Perspectives discusses the duration of the effects of winter weather on economic activity.

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Recent News

Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly in June

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.08 in June, up from -0.08 in May.

Economic Growth Forecasts — Views from the Automotive Sector

Chicago Fed Letter reports symposium forecasts for the auto sector and the U.S. economy through 2016.

Fed's Evans Addresses Chicago Banking Symposium

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talks about risk management on June 3 in Chicago.

Fed’s Evans Offers Economic Forecast

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talks about monetary policy and the economy on May 20 during the National Association for Business Economics International Symposium in Munich, Germany.

Sin Taxes: The Sobering Fiscal Reality

Chicago Fed Letter examines the use and efficacy of taxes on goods seen as costly to individuals and society.

Overview of Manufacturing Conference

In a recent blog posting, economist Rick Mattoon recaps conference on whether the U.S. can design policies that support manufacturing and provide greater opportunity for U.S. workers.

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