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Discover latest Dallas Fed Research on key issues affecting the economy and monetary policy. Find economic data on Eleventh District performance and selected topics.

Special Report

NAFTA at 20: Effects on the North American Market

Newly released and updated proceedings of the 2014 conference that brought together leading academic and government researchers who explored the realities of the landmark trade agreement. This volume contains summaries of papers and studies presented during the conference.

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In Focus
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Dallas Fed Surveys

The Dallas Fed conducts recurring surveys of over 900 business executives in manufacturing, services, energy, and ag lending across Texas and the broader Eleventh Federal Reserve District.

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Economic Letter

Provides timely commentary on the important trends and policy issues shaping our rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected economy.

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Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate

The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate is an alternative measure of core inflation in the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE).

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Southwest Economy

A quarterly publication featuring in-depth articles and interviews about Texas and the surrounding region, as well as Mexico.

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Economic Updates

Dallas Fed economists provide updates on economic conditions in the region, nation and world

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Economic Indicators

Economic indicators offers a snapshot of the economy in various Texas metros.

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Working Papers

Working papers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are preliminary drafts circulated for professional comment.

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Research by Topic

Research organized by topic

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Highlights

Southwest Economy

Texas Sees Coverage Gains Under Health Care Act

While Texas was among the states choosing not to participate in the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, it nonetheless has seen improvement in the share of the population with health insurance coverage.

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Working Papers

Demographics and the Evolution of Global Imbalances

The working age share of the population has evolved, and will continue to evolve, asymmetrically across countries. This paper develops a dynamic, multicountry, Ricardian trade model with endogenous labor supply to quantify how these asymmetries systematically affect the pattern of trade imbalances across 28 countries from 1970 to 2014.

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Texas Economy

Texas Employment Forecast

The Dallas Fed's Texas employment forecast projects job growth for the calendar year.

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Global Economy

International House Price Database

The international house price database comprises quarterly house price and personal disposable income (PDI) series for a number of countries.

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Other News
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Economic Letter

Global Interfirm Network Reveals Centrality of U.S. and Financial Sector

While there is evidence of direct contagion passing between firms in the global interfirm network, there are also indications that connectedness plays a role in a reduced likelihood of firm distress and improved performance.

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Economic Letter

Texas Job Growth Swings More with Services than Oil

As the Texas economy diversified after the 1980s oil bust, the link between overall economic growth and the oil and gas sector weakened.

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Crossroads

El Paso Booms, Headwinds Increase

Despite the recent sluggishness in the Texas economy, El Paso has had one of its strongest economic performances in the last two years. Local job growth outpaced the state and the nation in both 2015 and 2016.

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