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

Nov 08, 2021

So Far, So Good: Government Insurance of Financial Sector Tail Risk

When financial market stability has been threatened, the federal government has intervened numerous times in the past 50 years. What are the motivations for, and consequences of, such support? This Policy Hub article looks at some of these interventions and discusses the risks they might pose.

Aug 02, 2021

Digital Currency, Digital Payments, and the 'Last Mile' to the Unbanked

Using digital forms of payment requires funding from a source of money, such as cash or a bank account. Consequently, the unbanked population lacks access to digital payments—the so-called "last-mile" problem. This Policy Hub article examines some proposed solutions to this problem.

Jul 15, 2021

Heat versus Light: Fact-Checking the Debate over De-Risking

What is the evidence for claims about the connection between bank de-risking and anti–money laundering regulation? How does de-risking affect financial exclusion? In this Policy Hub article, the authors draw on multiple sources of information to answer these questions.

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.