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Policy Hub: Macroblog

Policy Hub: Macroblog provides concise commentary and analysis on economic topics by staff economists and analysts for a broad audience.

Jun 01, 2021

COVID Lasted Longer Than Expected. What Happened to Retail Space?

The COVID pandemic scrambled the calculus of many industries. Was the retail real estate market among them? A new Policy Hub: Macroblog looks at recent data to determine how retail real estate has fared.

May 27, 2021

The Role of Central Banks in Fostering Economic and Financial Resiliency

The Atlanta Fed recently concluded its annual Financial Markets Conference. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post summarizes some of the discussions, which delved into the role of central banks in fostering a resilient economy.

May 20, 2021

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Demand for Office Space?

A year into the pandemic, it's possible that expectations of what a "return to the workplace" looks like have changed for businesses and their employees. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post examines office-using employment, vacancy rate, and rental rate trends.

May 06, 2021

How Has GDPNow Performed during the Pandemic?

Forecasting economic outcomes is challenging even under normal circumstances, and in the pandemic, it has become even more difficult. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at the recent performance of GDPNow as an illustration of this.

May 03, 2021

Is There a Global Factor in U.S. Bond Yields?

In globally interconnected economies, developments elsewhere in the world can affect domestic U.S. bond yields. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent dynamics to determine factors at work in the bond market.

Policy Hub Papers

Policy Hub Papers feature more detailed analyses of economic topics by staff economists and researchers for both academic and nonacademic audiences.

Jun 03, 2021

Wage Pressures in the Labor Market: What Do They Say?

Are wage pressures among the newly employed in low-wage service occupations the result of normal economic forces? This Policy Hub article examines how these pressures reflect demand surges for workers in occupations particularly hard hit by pandemic-induced economic shutdowns.

May 17, 2021

Money Aggregates, Debt, Pent-Up Demand, and Inflation: Evidence from WWII

Just as the government mobilized a massive economic effort during WWII, the effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic is enormous. What parallels can be drawn between then and now? This Policy Hub article looks at some economic implications to answer this question.

Mar 29, 2021

Bank Supervisory Goals versus Monetary Policy Implementation

How might bank supervision interfere with the implementation of monetary policy? This Policy Hub article examines three recent cases of such interference and discusses possible changes to supervision.

Feb 17, 2021

Will COVID-19 Erase Black Workers' Labor Market Gains?

In recent years, Black workers have made solid gains in the U.S. labor market, but COVID-19 threatens to undo some of the progress. This Policy Hub article looks at the pandemic's uneven impact on workers.

Jan 12, 2021

Consumer Behavior in a Health Crisis: What Happened with Cash?

When the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States, caseloads and currency in circulation both surged. Did consumer choice play a role in the increase in currency in circulation? This Policy Hub article uses survey data to explore consumer behavior around cash holdings and payments.