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Research

Discover latest Dallas Fed Research on key issues affecting the economy and monetary policy. Find economic data on Eleventh District performance and selected topics.

Special Report

NAFTA at 20: Effects on the North American Market

Newly released and updated proceedings of the 2014 conference that brought together leading academic and government researchers who explored the realities of the landmark trade agreement. This volume contains summaries of papers and studies presented during the conference.

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In Focus
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Dallas Fed Surveys

The Dallas Fed conducts recurring surveys of over 900 business executives in manufacturing, services, energy, and ag lending across Texas and the broader Eleventh Federal Reserve District.

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Economic Letter

Provides timely commentary on the important trends and policy issues shaping our rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected economy.

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Trimmed Mean PCE Inflation Rate

The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate is an alternative measure of core inflation in the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE).

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Southwest Economy

A quarterly publication featuring in-depth articles and interviews about Texas and the surrounding region, as well as Mexico.

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Economic Updates

Dallas Fed economists provide updates on economic conditions in the region, nation and world

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Economic Indicators

Economic indicators offers a snapshot of the economy in various Texas metros.

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Working Papers

Working papers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are preliminary drafts circulated for professional comment.

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Research by Topic

Research organized by topic

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Highlights

Southwest Economy

Harvey Highlights Houston MUD Bond Development Funding

Historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey struck many Houston housing developments whose infrastructure was funded with municipal utility district (MUD) bonds. In the storm’s aftermath, MUD bond issuance has come under review with the possibility investors may seek greater future compensation.

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Working Papers

Perspectives on Forecasting Inflation

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Texas Economy

Texas Employment Forecast

The Dallas Fed's Texas employment forecast projects job growth for the calendar year.

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Global Economy

International House Price Database

The international house price database comprises quarterly house price and personal disposable income (PDI) series for a number of countries.

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Other News

Economic Letter

Smaller Banks Less Able to Withstand Flattening Yield Curve

For the overall U.S. banking system, the effect on profitability of yield-curve flattening—the lowering of the difference between the yields of short- and long-term debt—lasts about a year and is relatively small.

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Economic Letter

Consumers Respond More to Negative News than Positive Info

Consumers, forced to navigate a constant stream of economic information, are often challenged to sort through details and respond to new material.

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Declining U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates Stand Out

Male and female prime-age labor force participation rates have declined in the U.S. at a faster rate than in most developed countries over the past 20 years, even among people with a college degree.

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