From the President

Charles Evans

President and CEO


How Corporate Cash Flows Are Being Used Today

Chicago Fed Letter examines how firms allocate their cash flows by tracking trends in their capital expenditure, shareholder payouts and debt.

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Small Business Lending After the Financial Crisis: A New Competitive Landscape for Community Banks

Economic Perspectives considers the effects of the financial crisis and regulations on lending by community banks.

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Using Private Sector 'Big Data' as an Economic Indicator: The Case of Construction Spending

Data collected by a private sector construction management firm are a leading indicator for total U.S. construction spending and provide information beyond publicly available data.

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Community Land Trust Model: Opportunities, Challenges of Preserving Affordable Housing

ProfitWise News and Views looks at housing as dozens of low-income apartment buildings for senior citizens in Detroit could convert to market rate apartments in next ten years, forcing hundreds to find new homes.

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Recent News

Slide Presentation Outlines U.S. Economic Conditions

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans spoke October 24 at the University Club of Chicago and shared his thoughts on monetary policy and national economic conditions. 


Economic Growth Picked Up in September

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was –0.14 in September, up from –0.72 in August.

Survey Shows Growth Picked Up in Late August and September

The Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC) Activity Index increased to +7 from –16, suggesting that growth in economic activity picked up to a moderate pace in late August and September.

Evans Addresses Business Economists

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talked about conducting monetary policy in an evolving environment October 11 during an Australian Business Economists luncheon in Sydney, Australia.

Fed's Evans Speaks to CFA Society

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talked about monetary policy in a lower interest rate environment October 5 during a CFA Society luncheon in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Shifting Ground in Financial Markets and Technology

Chicago Fed Letter discusses the uncertainty surrounding financial markets and the industry impact of “fintech” innovations.

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