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

Southwest Economy

New Technology Boosts Texas Firms' Output, Alters Worker Mix

A Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas survey of manufacturing and services firms in Texas found that as companies adopt new technologies, the number of workers is little changed though the employees’ skill levels shift.

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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

Texas Property Taxes Soar as Homeowners Confront Rising Values

A precipitous rise in the amount of property taxes Texans pay has accompanied an uncharacteristically large increase in property tax valuations. Because a variety of local jurisdictions provide services that elsewhere are state responsibilities—particularly public education—there are limited ways to rein in rising property taxes across Texas.

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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
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Economic Letter

Labor Market Not Overly Tight, Demographically Adjusted Measure Shows

Elevated inflation traditionally accompanies prolonged low unemployment rates, such as those currently observed in the U.S. However, price pressures have remained comparatively restrained, prompting further examination.

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Economic Letter

Reserve Adequacy Explains Emerging-Market Sensitivity to U.S. Monetary Policy

Emerging economies that borrow in U.S. dollars are sensitive to U.S. monetary policy due to changing exchange rates.

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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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