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What We Learn from a Sovereign Debt Restructuring in France in 1721
Past examples of debt restructurings yield important insights into what is technically and politically feasible for governments facing financial crisis.Read More
Cleared Margin Setting at Selected Central Counterparties
Interviews with senior personnel at six of the world’s largest central counterparty clearing houses and research by financial markets staff shed light on regulations, principles and best practices in margin setting for derivatives.Read More
What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the NationProfitWise News and Views presents a collection of essays exploring wealth building, household financial well-being and economic inclusion in underserved Chicago communities. Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions (CFSBC) Activity Index decreased to –20 from +9, suggesting that growth in economic activity slowed to a modest pace in October and early November.
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.