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  • U.S. Population Growth Slowed Further in 2020

    This year will likely be the slowest annual population increase in U.S. history outside of wartime.

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  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Economic Policy Review | Special Issue: China in the Global Economy

    The four articles focus on China: recent business cycle trends, China’s potential for high-income status, and how a Chinese growth slowdown may spillback on the United States.

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  • Financial Stability Factors and the Severity of the Current Recession

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren’s remarks — part of the UBS European Virtual Conference 2020

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  • Challenges to the Fed’s New Monetary Policy Strategy

    Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis: a discussion on some potential challenges the FOMC may face in pursuing a flexible average inflation targeting approach.

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  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Pricing and Collusion

    Pricing algorithms are increasingly replacing human decision making in real marketplaces. To inform the competition policy debate on possible consequences, we run experiments with pricing algorithms powered by Artificial Intelligence in controlled environments (computer simulations).

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  • The economics of vending machines

    The pandemic has boosted interest in vending machine ownership. But just how lucrative is the business?

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  • How some older Americans are monetizing their #VanLife

    With large parts of the economy still sputtering under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are having to scale back. But some older Americans were already living a minimalist lifestyle on the road — and some of them have leveraged their nomadic approach into income.

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  • Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy in Japan

    Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Okinawa (via webcast)

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  • The Illusion of Wage Growth

    Despite a sharp spike in unemployment since March 2020, aggregate wage growth has accelerated. This acceleration has been almost entirely attributable to job losses among low-wage workers. Wage growth for those who remain employed has been flat. This means that, in the wake of the virus, evaluations of the labor market must rely on a dashboard of indicators, rather than any single measure, to paint a complete picture of the losses and the recovery.

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  • 5 (More) Ways Life Has Changed

    From smoking more cigarettes to stocking up on meatless meats, the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour in some unexpected ways.

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