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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.

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Policy Hub Papers

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.

Sep 24, 2021

The Term Structure of the Excess Bond Premium: Measures and Implications

The authors of this Policy Hub article construct a variety of ways to measure the excess bond premium (EBP). They find that the short-term EBP measure increased more dramatically at the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2007–09 financial crisis.

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.

Nov 30, 2020

Financial Stability and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The macroeconomic shock induced by the coronavirus pandemic caused financial markets to shudder, and the fallout threatened the stability of the system. This Policy Hub article summarizes an Atlanta Fed research conference on the response of corporate credit markets to the pandemic shock.

Jun 25, 2020

Evaluating the Benefits of a Streamlined Refinance Program

This Policy Hub article examines the effects of a streamlined refinance program that would allow some borrowers to refinance without needing to document employment or income.