From the President

Charles Evans

President and CEO


New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available

Current issue offers a recap of the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of financial and economic conditions of American households, as well as selected current themes for supervised financial institutions in the Seventh District.

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Bubbles and Fools

Economic Perspectives article discusses two approaches to modeling greater-fool theories of asset bubbles, as well as their policy implications.

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Modeling Worker Flows across Labor Market States

Economic Perspectives article presents a simple model of the gross flows of workers between employment, unemployment and being out of the labor force.

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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

Measuring Small Business Financial Health

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

Recent News

Fed Evans Addresses Wisconsin Investment Management Professionals

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talked about monetary policy and the economy October 9 at the CFA Society in Milwaukee.

Midwest Growth Still Slightly Below Average in August

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.12 in August, down from –0.11 in July.

Fed’s Evans Addresses Wisconsin Business Leaders

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talked about monetary policy and the economy September 28 at the Marquette University Business Leaders Forum in Milwaukee.

Recent Trends in Capital Accumulation and Implications for Investment

Chicago Fed Letter discusses weak business investment over the past few years, which has led to slower growth in capital stock and has implications for future intvestment.

A New Approach to Stock Market Execution

Chicago Fed Letter discusses the purpose and operation of a proposed new on-demand batch auction service in the high-frequency trading environment.

New First Vice President Announced

Ellen Bromagen is also chief operating officer.

Consumer Credit Trends by Income and Geography in 2001–12

Chicago Fed Letter documents how credit trends varied across the income distribution, the states, and the two measures jointly.

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