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Dallas Fed Recent Additions

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  • Research Department Working Papers

    The Local Fiscal Multiplier of Intergovernmental Grants: Evidence from Federal Medicaid Assistance to States

    Using a novel estimate, this paper finds that federal Medicaid assistance provided powerful fiscal stimulus to states after the Great Recession when the implied multiplier shot up to 1.5, despite modest economic effects over the entire sample period.

    September 24, 2021

  • San Antonio Economic Indicators

    Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were mixed in August, with jobs declining but the unemployment rate falling. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to increase but at a slower pace.

    September 24, 2021

  • U.S. Economy

    Weekly Economic Index

    The WEI is currently 7.64 percent, scaled to four-quarter GDP growth, for the week ended September 18 and 8.25 percent for September 11.

    September 23, 2021

  • El Paso Economic Indicators

    The El Paso economy’s pace of recovery from the pandemic-induced recession slowed in August. While employment levels in the metro slipped, unemployment fell and the business-cycle index rose.

    September 22, 2021

  • Texas Economic Indicators

    Texas economic activity continues to expand. Payrolls increased in August in all sectors except leisure and hospitality and construction, and unemployment declined.

    September 21, 2021

  • Energy Indicators

    U.S. oil and gas payrolls continued to increase in July. Oil prices rose in response to recovering demand, limited supply growth and eroding inventories. Natural gas prices increased due to healthy domestic and export demand and disruptions related to Hurricane Ida.

    September 20, 2021

  • Texas Economy

    Texas Employment Forecast

    Texas employment growth slowed to a 4.4 percent annualized rate in August after an upwardly revised 9.0 percent (previously 7.1 percent) in July.

    September 17, 2021

  • U.S. Economic Data

    Market Value of U.S. Government Debt

    For many uses, market value more accurately represents the debt burden faced by the U.S. government than the par value. The par value of government debt, which is reported by the U.S. Treasury Department, reflects interest rates at the time the debt was issued while the market value is adjusted to reflect market interest rates as of the observed period.

    September 13, 2021

  • Globalization Institute Working Paper

    The Distributional Effects of COVID-19 and Optimal Mitigation Policies

    This paper develops a quantitative heterogeneous agent-life cycle model with a fully integrated epidemiological model in which economic decisions affect the spread of COVID-19 and vice versa.

    September 10, 2021

  • Globalization Institute Working Paper

    Sudden Stops in Emerging Economies: The Role of World Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange Intervention

    This paper shows how foreign exchange intervention can be used to avoid a sudden stop in capital flows in a small open emerging market economy.

    September 10, 2021