From the President

Charles Evans

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The Effect of Winter Weather on U.S. Economic Activity

The most recent edition of Economic Perspectives discusses the duration of the effects of winter weather on economic activity.

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Preserving Chicagoland’s Small Multifamily Housing Stock

ProfitWise News and Views features articles about blight in Detroit, a conference about preserving Chicago’s small affordable rental housing stock units and a product that provides information for community banking.  Read More

Interest Rates and Asset Prices: A Primer

Economic Perspectives article examines the implications of three key theoretical models of asset booms and busts.  Read More

New Issue of Risk Perspectives Available

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's supervision group follows current and emerging risk trends. Current issue of Risk Perspectives highlights District bank performance and earnings.  Read More

From Classroom to Career: An Overview of Current Workforce Development Trends, Issues and Initiatives

This edition of ProfitWise News and Views explores workforce-focused programs and research around the Federal Reserve System.  Read More

Recent News

Economic Growth Slowed in March

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was −0.42 in March, down from −0.18 in February.

Midwest Economic Growth Steady in February

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was unchanged at +0.49 in February.

Fed's Evans Addresses Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum

President Charles Evans talked about risk management and monetary policy on March 25, during the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London.

Fed's Evans Addresses Brookings Panel

President Charles Evans spoke about risk management and monetary policy near the zero lower bound at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity on March 20.

Financial Statement Now Available

The audited annual financial statement for 2014 for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is now online.

Illinois Fiscal Outlook

In a recent blog posting, associate economist Rebecca Friedman looks at topics raised on February 27, at the Illinois Fiscal Outlook Breakfast hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Fed's Evans Addresses Rotary Club

President Charles Evans talked about monetary policy and the economy March 4, during the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club’s 2015 Economic Breakfast.

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