Research & Data

research and data

image of federal reserve bank of bostonThe Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, as part of the Federal Reserve System, promotes price stability and sustainable growth in New England and the nation. In support of this function, the Bank’s economists advise Federal Reserve decision-makers on monetary policy and financial markets. They conduct innovative research to further our understanding of monetary policy, the national and regional economy, markets, and supervisory policy. Through presentations, papers, publications, conferences, and advisory activities, they share their insights and expertise with fellow professionals, policymakers, and the public at large.


Latest Research rss

Smoothing State Tax Revenues over the Business Cycle: Gauging Fiscal Needs and Opportunities
by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki
Working Paper No. 14-11

The Forecasting Power of Consumer Attitudes for Consumer Spending
by Michelle L. Barnes and Giovanni P. Olivei
Working Paper No. 14-10

Costs and Benefits of Building Faster Payment Systems: The U.K. Experience and Implications for the United States
by Claire Greene, Marc Rysman, Scott Schuh, and Oz Shy
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-5

The 2011 and 2012 Surveys of Consumer Payment Choice
by Scott Schuh and Joanna Stavins
Research Data Report No. 14-1

The 2011 and 2012 Surveys of Consumer Payment Choice: Technical Appendix
by Marco Angrisani, Kevin Foster, and Marcin Hitczenko
Research Data Report No. 14-2

Measuring Unfamiliar Economic Concepts: The Case of Prepaid Card Adoption
by Marcin Hitczenko and Mingzhu Tai
Working Paper No. 14-9

How Important Is Variability in Consumer Credit Limits?
by Scott L. Fulford
Working Paper No. 14-8

Demand for H-1B Visas in New England: An Analysis of Employer Requests for Highly-Skilled Guest Workers
by Robert Clifford
NEPPC Policy Report 14-1

Variable Annuities – Recent Trends and the Use of Captives
by Elise Brenneman, David (Fengchen) Du, and Cynthia Martin

Foreign Nurse Importation to the United States and the Supply of Native Registered Nurses
by Patricia Cortés and Jessica Pan
Working Paper No. 14-7

Bitcoin as Money?
by Stephanie Lo and J. Christina Wang
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-4

Research Review pdf
July-December 2013

The Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing
by Federico J. Dίez and Gita Gopinath
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-3

Financial Frictions and the Reaction of Stock Prices to Monetary Policy Shocks
by Ali Ozdagli
Working Paper No. 14-6

Labor Market Exit and Re-Entry: Is the United States Poised for a Rebound in the Labor Force Participation Rate?
by Daniel Cooper and María José Luengo-Prado
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-2

Tight Credit Conditions Continue to Constrain The Housing Recovery
by Jordan Rappaport and Paul Willen
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-1

This Is What's in Your Wallet...and Here's How You Use It
by Tamás Briglevics and Scott Schuh
Working Paper No. 14-5

Consumer Cash Usage: A Cross-Country Comparison with Payment Diary Survey Data
by John Bagnall, David Bounie, Kim P. Huynh, Anneke Kosse, Tobias Schmidt, Scott Schuh, and Helmut Stix
Working Paper No. 14-4

The Ins and Arounds in the U.S. Housing Market
by Rüdiger Bachmann and Daniel Cooper
Working Paper No. 14-3

Labor Market Transitions and the Availability of Unemployment Insurance
by Katharine Bradbury
Working Paper No. 14-2

Tight Credit Conditions Continue to Constrain The Housing Recovery
by Jordan Rappaport and Paul Willen
Current Policy Perspectives No. 14-1

Merchant Steering of Consumer Payment Choice: Evidence from a 2012 Diary Survey
by Oz Shy and Joanna Stavins
Working Paper No. 14-1