Research Department Working Papers present statistical or technical research conducted by Boston Fed economists and are intended for publication in professional journals. The intended audience is scholars and informed specialists.
"The Failure of Supervisory Stress Testing: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and OFHEO"
by W. Scott Frame, Kristopher Gerardi, and Paul S. Willen
"Designing a Simple Loss Function for the Fed: Does the Dual Mandate Make Sense?"
by Davide Debortoli, Jinill Kim, Jesper Lindé, and Ricardo Nunes
"Nudging Credit Scores in the Field: The Effect of Text Reminders on Creditworthiness in the United States"
by Anat Bracha and Stephan Meier
"Price Setting in Online Markets: Does IT Click?"
by Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Viacheslav Sheremirov, and Oleksandr Talavera
Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Skilled Workers Are Plentiful?
by Alicia Sasser Modestino, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance
"Vanishing Procyclicality of Productivity? Industry Evidence"
by J. Christina Wang
"Productivity and Export Market Participation: Evidence from Colombia"
by Camila Casas, Federico J. Díez, and Alejandro González
"House Price Growth When Children are Teenagers: A Path to Higher Earnings?"
by Daniel Cooper and María José Luengo-Prado
"Saving for a Rainy Day: Estimating the Appropriate Size of U.S. State Budget Stabilization Funds"
by Bo Zhao
"Smoothing State Tax Revenues over the Business Cycle: Gauging Fiscal Needs and Opportunities"
by Yolanda K. Kodrzycki
"The Forecasting Power of Consumer Attitudes for Consumer Spending"
by Michelle L. Barnes and Giovanni P. Olivei
"Measuring Unfamiliar Economic Concepts: The Case of Prepaid Card Adoption"
by Marcin Hitczenko and Mingzhu Tai
"How Important Is Variability in Consumer Credit Limits?"
by Scott L. Fulford
"Foreign Nurse Importation to the United States and the Supply of Native Registered Nurses"
by Patricia Cortés and Jessica Pan
"Financial Frictions and the Reaction of Stock Prices to Monetary Policy Shocks"
by Ali Ozdagli
"This Is What's in Your Wallet...and Here's How You Use It"
by Tamás Briglevics and Scott Schuh
"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
"The Ins and Arounds in the U.S. Housing Market"
by Rüdiger Bachmann and Daniel Cooper
"Labor Market Transitions and the Availability of Unemployment Insurance"
by Katharine Bradbury
"Merchant Steering of Consumer Payment Choice: Evidence from a 2012 Diary Survey"
by Oz Shy and Joanna Stavins
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