2014

Research Publications
Dallas Beige Book
Updated: April 16, 2014
The Eleventh District Economy grew at a moderate pace over the past six weeks.
Research Publications
Economic Letter - Central Bank Transparency Anchors Inflation Expectations image
Updated: April 14, 2014
Central banks in most developed countries, responding to the financial crisis that began in 2007, have pushed interest rates to zero.
Economic Research Publications
Houston Economic Indicators, April 2014 image
Updated: April 10, 2014
The Houston Business-Cycle Index accelerated slightly to a 5.2 percent growth rate in February from an already robust 5.1 percent rate in January.
Research Publications
Prolonged Cold Weather in U.S. Causes Price Swings
Updated: April 8, 2014
U.S. energy prices were impacted by cold weather in the first quarter. Prices spiked for heating fuels and natural gas, with large withdrawals of natural gas from storage.
Economic Research Publications
San Antonio Economic Indicators, March 2014 image
Updated: April 3, 2014
San Antonio saw solid economic growth in the first two months of 2014, with most industries reporting moderate to strong gains in employment.
Texas Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, April 2014 image
Updated: April 2, 2014
The Texas economy continues to expand, with employment growing at a 3.1 percent annual rate in February. Texas single-family construction permits and existing-home sales increased in February, while housing starts declined.
Economic Research Publications
Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators, March 2014 image
Updated: April 1, 2014
The Dallas-Fort Worth economy expanded at a moderate pace in the first two months of 2014.
Agricultural Survey
Agricultural Survey, First Quarter 2014 image
Updated: March 31, 2014
Bankers responding to the firstquarter survey continued to report negative effects from drought and serious need for rain districtwide.
Research & Data
Texas Employment Update
Updated: March 28, 2014
The Texas economy continued to expand in February; the state added 28,700 jobs. Year to date, Texas has gained 54,500 jobs.
Research Publications
Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update, February 2014
Updated: March 28, 2014
The headline PCE price index rose at a 0.9 percent annualized rate in February.
Research & Data
Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate
Updated: March 28, 2014
The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate for February was an annualized 1.1 percent. According to the BEA, the overall PCE inflation rate for January was 1.2 percent, annualized, while the inflation rate for PCE excluding food and energy was 1.1 percent.
Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute
Is the Tide Turning Back?
Updated: March 25, 2014
Economic activity improved for the world during the second half of 2013 as year-over-year growth ticked up to 3 percent with the acceleration in advanced economies.
Research Publications
Mexico Economy Slows in Fourth Quarter 2013
Updated: March 21, 2014
Mexico's economy decelerated in fourth quarter 2013, growing at an annualized rate of 0.7 percent. In 2013, the economy grew only 0.6 percent.
Research Publications
Bounceback Anticipated for 2014
Updated: March 20, 2014
Economic data released in the last six weeks suggest economic growth has softened since January. However, weather-related distortions of business and consumer activity have temporarily obscured the picture of the underlying economy.
Research Publications
Regional Growth Continues at Moderate Pace
Updated: March 20, 2014
The Texas economy continues to expand at a moderate pace. January payroll job growth strengthened modestly from December and continued to outpace the nation.
Economic Research Publications
El Paso Economic Indicators, March 2014 image
Updated: March 18, 2014
Economic activity in the El Paso metropolitan area continues to expand at a moderate pace.
Research Dept. Working Papers
Working Paper No. 1404: Heterogeneous Bank Lending Responses to Monetary Policy: New Evidence from a Real-time Identification image
Updated: March 17, 2014
Heterogeneous Bank Lending Responses to Monetary Policy: New Evidence from a Real-time Identification
Annual Report
2013 Annual Report: The Long-Awaited Housing Recovery
Updated: March 14, 2014
U.S. housing markets experienced a notable boom and a painful bust during the past decade. Most recently, housing began its long-awaited recovery-the subject of the Dallas Fed's 2013 Annual Report.
Economic Research Publications
Houston Economic Indicators, March 2014 image
Updated: March 14, 2014
The Houston Business-Cycle Index increased at a slower 3.1 percent rate in January, after climbing a revised 3.8 percent in December.
Research Publications
Economic Letter - U.S. Budget Deficits Shrink, but Long-Run Issues Remain image
Updated: March 13, 2014
A threatened January federal government shutdown was averted when congressional negotiators late last year reached agreement on a two-year budget.
Research Publications
Economic Letter - Renewable Fuel Standards Hit the 'Blend Wall' image
Updated: March 10, 2014
Consumption and imports of oil products reached record highs in 2005, while oil prices increased significantly.
Research & Data
Texas Employment Update
Updated: March 7, 2014
The Texas economy continued to expand in January; the state added 21,200 jobs in 2014.
Research Publications
Southwest Economy
Updated: March 6, 2014
The first-quarter issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Southwest Economy includes articles on Texas employment growth in 2013, Texas' record on job creation and healthcare coverage in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Texas Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, March 2014 image
Updated: March 5, 2014
The Texas economy continues to expand, with the Texas Business-Cycle Index increasing at a 3.6 percent annual rate in December.
Research Publications
Dallas Beige Book
Updated: March 5, 2014
The Eleventh District Economy grew at a moderate pace over the past six weeks.
Economic Research Publications
Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators, February 2014 image
Updated: March 4, 2014
The Dallas-Fort Worth economy continues to expand, though 2013 employment growth was revised down.
Research Publications
Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update, January 2014
Updated: March 3, 2014
The headline, or all-items, PCE price index rose at a 1.2 percent annualized rate in January after rising at a 2 percent annualized rate in December.
Economic Research Publications
San Antonio Economic Indicators, February 2014 image
Updated: February 27, 2014
The San Antonio economy saw some weakening in December, with employment slowing significantly in such sectors as business services and construction.
Economic Research Publications
El Paso Economic Indicators, February 2014 image
Updated: February 25, 2014
Economic activity in the El Paso metropolitan area continues to expand at a moderate pace.
Texas Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, February 2014 image
Updated: February 5, 2014
The Texas economy continues to expand, with employment growing at a 2.3 percent annual rate in December.
Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute
Global Economic Growth Acceleration Tempered by Deflation Risks
Updated: January 31, 2014
The global economy is expected to post increased growth in 2014 after expanding at 3.0 percent in 2013.
Research Publications
Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update, December 2013
Updated: January 31, 2014
The headline, or all-items, PCE price index rose a scant 2.5 percent at an annualized rate in December.
Research Publications
Mexico's Economy Continues to Grow into the Fourth Quarter
Updated: January 31, 2014
Mexico's economy expanded well into the fourth quarter as the monthly proxy for gross domestic product (GDP) increased in October and November.
Research & Data
Texas Employment Update
Updated: January 30, 2014
The Texas economy continued to expand in December; the state added 21,400 jobs. In 2013, Texas has gained 272,300 jobs.
Research Publications
Moderate Growth Heading Into 2014
Updated: January 30, 2014
Economic indicators released since the last national update suggest the economy accelerated in the second half of 2013.
Research Publications
Regional Economy Builds Momentum in 2014
Updated: January 29, 2014
Over the past six weeks, the regional economy has accelerated slightly and grown at a moderate pace.
Economic Research Publications
Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators, January 2014 image
Updated: January 28, 2014
The Dallas-Fort Worth economy continued to expand in December, although employment took a slight dip.
Economic Research Publications
El Paso Economic Indicators, January 2014 image
Updated: January 28, 2014
Economic activity in the El Paso metropolitan area continues to expand at a moderate pace.
Economic Research Publications
San Antonio Economic Indicators, January 2014 image
Updated: January 23, 2014
Economic growth in the San Antonio metropolitan area slowed in 2013, partly due to weakness in federal government spending.
Economic Research Publications
The Long-Awaited Housing Recovery
Updated: January 15, 2014
U.S. housing markets experienced a notable boom and a painful bust in the past decade. Most recently, housing began its long-awaited recovery—the subject of this three-part report.
Research Publications
Dallas Beige Book
Updated: January 15, 2014
The Eleventh District economy expanded at a moderate pace over the past six weeks.
Economic Research Publications
Houston Economic Indicators, January 2014 image
Updated: January 9, 2014
The Houston Business-Cycle Index accelerated to a 5.1 percent growth rate in November, up from a revised 3.4 percent rate in October.

 

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