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Why Does the Fed Study Regional Economics?


  • Ann Macheras
  • Santiago Pinto
  • Jessica Sackett Romero
  • Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte


All of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks study the economies of their regions, but how is this information used? Regional data historically haven't swayed monetary policy decisions, but they provide policymakers and researchers with timely information about economic conditions and with context for interpreting data obtained from other sources.

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  • Ann Macheras & Santiago Pinto & Jessica Sackett Romero & Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte, 2015. "Why Does the Fed Study Regional Economics?," Richmond Fed Economic Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue January, pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedreb:00023

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