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2019

Homeowners’ Financial Protection Against Natural Disasters Downloads
Richard J. Rosen, Alejandro Drexler and Andrew Granato
Economic Outlook Symposium: Summary of 2018 Results and 2019 Forecasts Downloads
William Strauss and Kelley Sarussi
Technology’s Impact on Farming and the Rural Midwest Downloads
David Oppedahl
Community Banking: A Time of Promise and Challenge Downloads
Whitney Hanson, Paul Curtis-Wittenberg, Jeff Bonham, Pamela Kennedy, Gregory Rensink and Robert Millerick
Does Automation Always Lead to a Decline in Low-Wage Jobs? Downloads
Daniel Aaronson and Brian J. Phelan
Best Practices for Financing Illinois Infrastructure: A Conference Summary Downloads
Richard Mattoon and Sarah Wetmore
Flooding and Finances: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Consumer Credit Downloads
Eleni Packis, Ben Weintraut and Daniel Hartley
What is Driving the Return Spread Between “Safe” and “Risky” Assets? Downloads
Emmanuel Farhi and Francois Gourio
Has Business Fixed Investment Really Been Unusually Low? Downloads
Francois Gourio
Economic Growth to Decelerate in 2019 and Then Ease Further in 2020 as Auto Sales Downshift Downloads
William A. Strauss and Kelley Sarussi
Reforming Social Security to Save Social Security Downloads
Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Lisa Camner McKay
How Health Insurance Improves Financial Health Downloads
Bhashkar Mazumder, Sarah Miller, Robert Kaestner, Ashley Wong and Luojia Hu
Explaining Variation in Real Wage Growth Over the Recent Expansion Downloads
Luojia Hu, Aastha Rajan and Daniel Aaronson
A “Big Data” View of the U.S. Economy: Introducing the Brave-Butters-Kelley Indexes Downloads
Ross Cole, David Kelley and Scott Brave
Understanding Recent Fluctuations in Short-Term Interest Rates Downloads
Sam Schulhofer-Wohl
How Similar Are Credit Scores Across Generations? Downloads
Aastha Rajan, Bhashkar Mazumder and Daniel Hartley
Which Leading Indicators Have Done Better at Signaling Past Recessions? Downloads
David Kelley
The Growth and Challenges of Cyber Insurance Downloads
Andy Polacek and Andrew Granato

2018

Reinvesting After the Crisis: Changes in the Fixed-Income Portfolios of Life Insurers Downloads
Andy Polacek
Economic Outlook Symposium: Summary of 2017 Results and 2018 Forecasts Downloads
William Strauss and Thomas Haasl
Inequality and Recessions Downloads
Karl Schulze, Gene Amromin and Mariacristina De Nardi
Midwest Agriculture’s Ties to the Global Economy Downloads
David B. Oppedahl
The Winds of Change for Community Banking: Headwinds, Tailwinds, and Regulation Downloads
Blake Marquart, Theresa Hembd, Jenna Cooper, Pamela Kennedy, Romel Bonilla, Joseph Nashar and Adam Emmerich
The Structure of Federal Reserve Liabilities Downloads
Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Anna Paulson and Thomas Haasl
Understanding the Demand for Currency at Home and Abroad Downloads
Anna Paulson, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl and Thomas Haasl
The Risks of Pricing New Insurance Products: The Case of Long-Term Care Downloads
Zain Mohey-Deen and Richard Rosen
Navigating Pension Reform in Illinois Downloads
Sarah Wetmore and Richard Mattoon
Economic Growth to Accelerate in 2018 and Then Ease in 2019 as Auto Sales Downshift Downloads
William Strauss and Thomas Haasl
A “Principled” Approach to International Guidance for Central Counterparties Downloads
Rebecca Lewis
Digital Innovation, Generational Shifts, and the Transformation of Financial Services Downloads
Emmanuel Akwafo, Lamont K. Black, Nathan Halmrast, Ana Oppenheimer, Christa Harris and Shruti Khetan
Preventing the Next State Budget Crisis: A Conference Summary Downloads
Richard Mattoon
What Does Labor Market Tightness Tell Us About the End of an Expansion? Downloads
David Kelley and Scott Brave
Why Does the Yield-Curve Slope Predict Recessions? Downloads
Luca Benzoni, Olena Chyruk and David Kelley
Catastrophe Bonds: A Primer and Retrospective Downloads
Andy Polacek
How Have Banks Responded to Changes in the Yield Curve? Downloads
Thomas King and Jonathan Yu
The Recent Rise in Health Care Inflation Downloads
Diane Alexander
Managing Risk in Global Financial Markets: CCP Governance, Supervisory Stress Testing, and Default Management Auctions Downloads
Nahiomy Alvarez

2017

Economic Outlook Symposium: Summary of 2016 Results and 2017 Forecasts Downloads
Thomas Haasl and William Strauss
Rules and Discretion in Life Insurance Regulation Downloads
Alejandro Drexler, Zain Mohey-Deen and Richard Rosen
The Downturn in Agriculture: Implications for the Midwest and the Future of Farming Downloads
David B. Oppedahl
Recent Declines in the Fed’s Longer-Run Economic Projections Downloads
Jonas Fisher and Christopher Russo
Tracking Detroit’s Economic Recovery After Bankruptcy with a New Index Downloads
Scott Brave and Paul Traub
Changes in the Risk-Management Environment for Monetary Policy Downloads
Spencer Krane, Francois Gourio and Jonas Fisher
Can the CFSBC Activity Index Nowcast U.S. Real GDP Growth? Downloads
Thomas Walstrum
Chicago’s Fiscal Future: Growth or Insolvency? A Conference Summary Downloads
Sarah Wetmore and Richard Mattoon
Female Labor Supply and Why Women Need to Be Included in Economic Models Downloads
Mariacristina De Nardi and Sharada Dharmasankar
Economy to Cruise Near Speed Limit in 2017 and 2018 Even as Auto Sales Downshift Downloads
Thomas Haasl and William Strauss
The Burden of Taxation in the United States and Germany Downloads
Lorenz Jarass, Anthony E. Tokman and Mark Wright
A New Era of Community Banking Downloads
Courtney Markovich, Jacqunette Murray, Nick Strok, Michael Austin, Marshall Eckblad, Mark L. J. Wright and Wade Perry
How Much Risk Do Variable Annuity Guarantees Pose to Life Insurers? Downloads
Richard Rosen, Thanases Plestis and Alejandro Drexler
Symposium on OTC Derivatives—A Conference Summary Downloads
Rebecca Lewis and Ning Yu
Introducing the Chicago Fed’s New Adjusted National Financial Conditions Index Downloads
Scott Brave and David L. Kelly
When It Comes to Wage Growth, the Measure Matters Downloads
Ross Cole, Luojia Hu and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl
Promise and Peril: Managing the Uncertainty of Rapid Innovation and a Changing Economy Downloads
Alexandra Dumitriu, Brian Wolfe, Makaylah Brookshire, Lamont K. Black, Kristin Rhodes, Louie Christopoulos, Courtney Markovich and Andrew Edwards
Central Counterparty Risk Management: Beyond Default Risk Downloads
Rebecca Lewis
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