Public Policy Briefs

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Public Policy Briefs present briefing materials prepared by Boston Fed research staff on topics of current interest concerning the economy.


Latest Policy Briefs from the Research Department

No. 13-9 "Cliff Notes: The Effects of the 2013 Debt-Ceiling Crisis"
by Ali Ozdagli and Joe Peek

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No. 13-8 "The Michigan Surveys of Consumers and Consumer Spending"
by Michelle L. Barnes and Giovanni P. Olivei

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No. 13-7 "Domestic and Foreign Announcements on Unconventional Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates"
by Federico J. Díez and Ignacio Presno

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No. 13-6 "Structural Unemployment"
by Peter Diamond

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No. 13-5 "Do Foreclosures Affect Boston Public School Student
Academic Performance?"

by Katharine Bradbury, Mary A. Burke, and Robert K. Triest

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No. 13-4 “Asymmetric Responses to Tax-Induced Changes in Personal Income: The 2013 Payroll Tax Hike versus Anticipated 2012 Tax Refunds”
by Anat Bracha and Daniel Cooper
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No. 13-3 “The Impact of Policy Uncertainty on U.S. Employment: Industry Evidence”
by J. Christina Wang
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No. 13-2 “Cyclical versus Secular: Decomposing the Recent Decline in U.S. Labor Force Participation”
by Michelle L. Barnes, Fabià Gumbau-Brisa, and Giovanni P. Olivei
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No. 13-1 “A Decomposition of Shifts of the Beveridge Curve”
by Rand Ghayad
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No. 12-3 “What Can We Learn by Disaggregating the Unemployment-Vacancy Relationship?”
by Rand Ghayad and William Dickens
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No. 12-2 “U.S. Household Deleveraging: What Do the Aggregate and Household-Level Data Tell Us?”
by Daniel Cooper
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No. 12-1 “Long-Term Inequality and Mobility”
by Katharine Bradbury
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No. 11-4 “Inflation Expectations and the Evolution of U.S. Inflation
by Jeffrey C. Fuhrer

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No. 11-3 “Potential Effects of an Increase in Debit Card Fees
by Joanna Stavins
(Revised in April 2012)

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No. 11-2 “The Estimated Macroeconomic Effects of the Federal Reserve's Large-Scale Treasury Purchase Program
by Jeffrey C. Fuhrer and Giovanni P. Olivei

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“Do Commodity Price Spikes Cause Long-Term Inflation?”
by Geoffrey M.B. Tootell

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No. 10-3 “Evidence of a Credit Crunch? Results from the 2010 Survey of First District Community Banks”
by Jihye Jeon, Judit Montoriol-Garriga, Robert K. Triest, and J. Christina Wang

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No. 10-2 “The Role of Expectations and Output in the Inflation Process: An Empirical Assessment”
by Jeffrey C. Fuhrer and Giovanni P. Olivei

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No. 10-1 “State Government Budgets and the Recovery Act”
by Katharine Bradbury

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No. 09-1 “A Proposal to Help Distressed Homeowners: A Government Payment-Sharing Plan”
by Chris Foote, Jeff Fuhrer, Eileen Mauskopf, and Paul Willen

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No. 08-1 “Inflation Targeting—Central Bank Practice Overseas”
by Jane Sneddon Little and Teresa Foy Romano

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No. 07-2 “A Principal Components Approach to Estimating Labor Market Pressure and Its Implications for Inflation”
by Michelle Barnes, Ryan Chahrour, Giovanni Olivei, and Gaoyan Tang

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No. 07-1 “Massachusetts Employment Growth 1996–2006: Effects of Industry Performance and Industry Composition”
by Katharine Bradbury and Yolanda K. Kodrzycki

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No. 06-2 “Measurement of Unemployment”
by Katharine Bradbury

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No. 06-1 “Using State and Metropolitan Area House Price Cycles to Interpret the U.S. Housing Market”
by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki and Nelson Gerew

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No. 05-2 “Additional Slack in the Economy: The Poor Recovery in Labor Force Participation During This Business Cycle”
by Katharine Bradbury

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No. 05-1 “Regional Differences in the Impact of Energy Price Increases”
by Katharine Bradbury

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No. 04-2 “The Federal Fiscal Outlook”

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No. 04-1 “Understanding the “Job-Loss Recovery”

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Director of Research Publications
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In addition to Public Policy Briefs, you may be interested in the Boston Fed's Public Policy Discussion Papers Series, which presents new policy research, research surveys, or research bearing on policy issues. The papers are written for policymakers, informed business people, and academics by economists at the Boston Fed, and many of them present research intended for professional journals.