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U.S. Economy

Analyzing the Business Economic Outlook in the United States
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Trimmed Mean PCE

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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Behind the Numbers: PCE Inflation Update

This monthly update provides an in-depth analysis of the latest personal consumption expenditures (PCE) inflation data.

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U.S. Economic Update

Dallas Fed economists review recent economic conditions in the United States.

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Working Papers and Research

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Geographic Inequality of Economic Well-being among U.S. Cities: Evidence from Micro Panel Data

This paper analyzes the geographic inequality of economic well-being among U.S. cities by utilizing a novel measure of quantity based product-level economic well-being, i.e., the number of goods and services that can be purchased by consumers with an average city wage.

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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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Research Working Papers

Equity Regulation and U.S. Venture Capital Investment

There is a growing consensus that the long-run per capita growth rate of the U.S. economy has drifted lower since the early 2000s, consistent with a perceived slowdown in business dynamism.

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Research Working Papers

Why Haven’t Regional Wages Converged?

Regional wage convergence has long been predicted across the United States as barriers to factor mobility have fallen, yet there is little evidence (apart from a brief period in the 1970s and 1980s) that convergence has actually occurred. Why not?

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U.S. Economy Charts

Monthly set of charts on U.S. economic activity, wages and prices and financial-sector developments

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A New Way to Quantify the Effect of Uncertainty

This paper develops a new method to quantify the effects of uncertainty using estimates from a nonlinear New Keynesian model.

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Market Value of U.S. Government Debt

Par and market values are reported for gross federal debt, privately held gross federal debt and marketable Treasury debt.

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