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  • Research Events

    2nd CEMLA/Dallas Fed Financial Stability Workshop

    The Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas invite submissions to their 2nd Financial Stability Workshop, to be held from November 30 to December 1, 2023, in Dallas.

  • Research Events

    Direct Air Capture Panel Discussion

    The University of California, Davis, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will host a panel discussion on Nov. 15, 2023 that focuses on the prospects for large-scale carbon removal via direct air capture technology and what role it should play in climate policy.

  • Research Department Working Papers

    Oil Price Shocks and Inflation

    Despite growing interest in the impact of oil and other energy price shocks on inflation and inflation expectations, until recently this question has not received much attention. This survey not only presents empirical results for the U.S. economy, but expands the analysis to include other major economies.

  • Permian Basin Economic Indicators

    Employment in the Permian Basin in the second quarter increased while wages remained stable. Oil prices fell as production reached a new high, but the rig count declined. Home prices in Midland–Odessa increased, and sales dropped dramatically.

  • Energy Indicators

    The annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) from the Department of Energy shows solar dominated electricity generation employment in 2022 and petroleum lead fuels employment.

  • Research Department Working Papers

    How to Construct Monthly VAR Proxies Based on Daily Futures Market Surprises

    This paper provides a new approach to constructing monthly proxies from daily surprises that takes account of the link between daily and average monthly price data and revisits the question of how to use OPEC announcements to identify news shocks in VAR models of the global oil market.

  • Research Department Working Papers

    Global Transportation Decarbonization

    A number of policy proposals call for replacing fossil fuels in the name of decarbonization, but these fuels will be difficult to replace due to their as-yet unrivaled bundle of attributes: abundance, ubiquity, energy density, transportability and cost.

  • Energy Indicators

    Oil and gas executives expect West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to end the year as high as $80 a barrel. Employment growth in the oil and gas sector is increasing at a slower rate compared with last year’s period of heightened energy prices, but it is still at robust levels.

  • Surveys

    Dallas Fed Energy Survey

    Activity in the oil and gas sector was unchanged in second quarter 2023, according to oil and gas executives responding to the Dallas Fed Energy Survey.

  • Energy Indicators

    Oil prices were affected little by Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut 1 million barrels a day (mb/d) in July. Crude and other liquids inventories in developed nations have been declining over the past year but are expected to rise through the end of 2024.