Last updated: February 2, 2017
The Federal Reserve has enormous influence over the global business cycle. This explainer helps journalists understand how it works and why it adjusts its headline interest rate.
Last updated: September 19, 2016
This 2016 research roundup looks at high-cost credit and the arguments over whether payday loans help or hurt the working poor.
Last updated: April 11, 2016
2015 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research that assesses how job loss, negative home equity and other types of “financial shock” influence whether homeowners default on mortgages
Last updated: June 22, 2015
2015 study by Harvard and the American Enterprise Institute that examines the range of options governments have used to manage their levels of public debt.
Last updated: April 1, 2015
2015 report from the Congressional Research Service detailing key issues relating to virtual currencies, related trends and unanswered questions.
Last updated: March 27, 2015
2015 study from World Bank researchers on the prevalence of formal financial services in the lives of Africans and the characteristics of persons who use banking services of various kinds.
Last updated: September 11, 2014
2014 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network on how banking and federal policy are holding back progress toward a full U.S. housing recovery.
Last updated: April 4, 2014
2014 review of scholarship in Cambridge Journal of Economics on whether or not having more women in leadership roles can help eliminate risky firm behavior.
Last updated: March 28, 2014
2013 study in Oxford Economic Papers showing how credit markets are important for disaster recovery and how this dynamic affects poor nations.