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The Cost Structure of Consumer Finance Companies and Its Implications for Interest Rates: Evidence from the Federal Reserve Board's 2015 Survey of Finance Companies

Interest includes compensation not only for forbearance (forgoing current income for future income) and risk bearing but also compensation for expenses incurred to originate, service, and collect loans. The latter expenses are largely fixed, not varying much with the amount of credit.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-08-12

Discussion Paper
Climate Change and Financial Stability

This Note describes how risks arising from climate change may affect financial stability. We describe how climate-change related risks may emerge either as shocks to the financial system or as financial system vulnerabilities that could amplify the effects of these or other shocks.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2021-03-19-3

Discussion Paper
Where Should Online Peer-to-Peer Markets Thrive?

The rapid growth of firms such as Uber, Airbnb, and Task Rabbit has attracted considerable attention - and controversy - from the media, policymakers and researchers. This note considers the potential for spatial variation in the size and composition of online P2P markets from both the labor market and consumer perspectives.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-12-22-2

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Interest on Excess Reserves and U.S. Commercial Bank Lending

In this note, we empirically assess whether changes in the interest on excess reserves (IOER) rate and changes in the spread between the IOER rate and the effective federal funds rate (EFFR) have affected banks’ reserve holdings and lending, controlling for changes in the stance of monetary policy and other macroeconomic conditions.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2019-10-18

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Analyzing the Community Bank Leverage Ratio

This note analyzes the newly introduced Community Bank Leverage Ratio ("CBLR") framework. The analysis covers the framework's eligibility, its capital stringency, and its potential impact on system-wide capital levels under a hypothetical adverse scenario.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-05-26-1

Discussion Paper
Modeling the Global Effects of the COVID-19 Sudden Stop in Capital Flows

The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered unusually fast outflows of dollar funding from emerging market economies (EMEs). These outflows are known as sudden stop episodes, and are typically followed by economic contractions.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-07-02

Discussion Paper
Dementia Harms Household Finances Years before Clinical Recognition

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) are medical conditions characterized by deteriorating cognitive functions that are estimated to impact nearly 12 million older Americans by 2050. ADRD impedes independence in daily activities through symptoms including difficulties with memory and attention span, impaired judgement, and changing risk preferences. There are currently no effective medical treatments to delay or reverse symptoms of ADRD.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-12-03-2

Discussion Paper
Inflation Perceptions and Inflation Expectations

In this note, we discuss new data on consumers' perceptions of recent inflation from the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSC). Our preliminary results show that survey responses indicate inflation perceptions differ widely across individuals (with a slightly wider distribution than for inflation expectations) but the bulk of responses are between zero and five percent.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2016-12-05-2

Discussion Paper
Index of Common Inflation Expectations

Data that are potentially informative about the inflation expectations of economic agents have grown over recent years and now include information from a wide variety of surveys as well as from financial instruments. These data differ along several key dimensions, including the type of economic agent, the horizon of the expectation, the source of data (survey versus market-based measures), and the associated inflation concept, which can make the co-movement of various expectations measures difficult to discern.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2020-09-02

Discussion Paper
Overview of the Changes to the FRB/US Model (2018)

This FEDS Note summarizes a more comprehensive set of modifications introduced with the November 2018 public release of the FRB/US model and provides some motivation for why they were made.
FEDS Notes , Paper 2018-12-07



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