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The Near Term Growth Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This paper uses existing empirical estimates of the macroeconomic effects of tax changes to project the near term impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on US GDP growth.

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Economic Indicators

Permian Basin Economic Indicators

The Permian Basin economy remains robust in terms of employment, energy and housing. Employment expanded for the 18th month in a row during February.

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Energy Indicators

The Texas oil and gas sector remained strong through March. Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose slightly in March, staying close to $63 per barrel. Oil production in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford rose again. Texas oil and gas employment spiked up in February and is at its highest level since late 2015. U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports are at an all-time high and projected to increase further this year.

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In Focus
Rob Kaplan Discusses Technology-Enabled Disruption

In a new series of videos, Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses technology-enabled disruption and its likely impact on inflation, labor markets and the skills gap in the United States.

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Facing the Storm: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

The 2017 Annual Report focuses on how the Dallas Fed served the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Harvey.

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Featured Event

Technology-Enabled Disruption: Implications for Business, Labor Markets and Monetary Policy —Dallas, May 24–25: This conference aims to provide a better understanding of the technology-enabled disruption phenomenon and explore its implications for the broader economy, in particular, labor markets and the workforce.

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The Economy in Action
The Economy in Action

The Economy in Action is a free exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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Energy Research

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About the Dallas Fed

As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

The Eleventh District