Globalization Institute Working Paper
On the Nexus of Monetary Policy and Financial Stability: Novel Asset Market Monitoring Tools for Building Economic Resilience and Mitigating Financial Risks
This paper argues that asset pricing bubbles are an important source of financial instabilities.
June 02, 2023
Expanded central clearing would increase Treasury market resilience
The smooth functioning of markets for Treasury securities is critically important to the U.S. economy. The federal government relies on the sale of Treasuries to finance essential services, and the Federal Reserve uses Treasury markets to implement monetary policy.
December 23, 2022
Lowest-income workers see accelerated earnings growth during pandemic
In many respects, the pandemic has disproportionately harmed low-income workers. Earnings growth, triggered by labor shortages and high turnover rates, could be a rare exception.
August 08, 2022
Greater Hispanic outreach can improve take-up of earned income tax credit
Despite the Earned Income Tax Credit’s many benefits, a large percentage of qualified workers do not claim it.
March 21, 2022
How PPP loans eluded small businesses of color
Using national- and state-representative data from small business owners from the Federal Reserve System’s Small Business Credit Survey, we found that small business owners of color were in greater need of financial support than their white-owned counterparts, but they successfully accessed the PPP less frequently.
November 29, 2021
Material hardship and the CARES Act: experiences of American families
How did households use the aid provided by the CARES Act? Who had trouble accessing benefits? And in a polarized political climate, what did Americans think about the way the expanded safety net was offered—for themselves and their communities?
June 30, 2021
Hard-hit child care industry may need multisector response to revive and thrive
Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.
February 11, 2021
The Federal Reserve is updating the Community Reinvestment Act. Here’s how you can help
Whether you are a community-service organization member, an economic development professional or simply interested in helping communities in our region thrive, your comments and ideas are a critical part of ensuring an inclusive financial services industry.
January 13, 2021
Retirement Reality Check
While longer-term concerns may be taking a backseat to short-term ones during the crisis, the pandemic underscores how important it is for individuals to invest in their own financial security.
December 11, 2020
Who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program? Our Texas analysis offers an early look
Though many hail the Paycheck Protection Program as a historic lifeline for the economy, others have raised concerns that the program reinforces inequities and has led to loan approvals not in alignment with its mission.
September 04, 2020