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Insuring Against Adverse Outcomes at Birth

To what extent should government policy try to equalize economic outcomes due to differences among individuals in their most basic, innate circumstances: the kind of family they?re born into, their level of intelligence, their marketable talents, their health? Should policy tilt economic resources away from ?genetic winners? and toward less fortunate newborns? {{p}} This paper points to the usefulness of considering different perspectives regarding at-birth risks. It argues that law and policy need to focus on allowing tools for parents to mitigate the real risk to themselves associated with ...
Economic Policy Paper , Paper 16-12

Journal Article
A slower, but still growing Ninth District economy forecast for 2001

Fedgazette , Volume 13 , Issue Jan , Pages 18

Journal Article
District conditions / a strong recovery

Quarterly Review , Volume 8 , Issue Sum

Journal Article
A new idea for welfare reform

This article analyzes several proposals to build work incentives into the U.S. welfare system. It concludes that the most cost effective way to do that is to offer a work subsidy to all low-income single parents?in other words, to simply pay them for working in the labor market. This conclusion is based on a model of the labor force participation behavior of low-income single mothers that the author developed with Robert Moffitt. Among the proposals evaluated in the article, besides the work subsidy, are proposals to reduce the rate that welfare benefits are reduced when welfare recipients ...
Quarterly Review , Volume 19 , Issue Spr , Pages 2-28

Journal Article
Accounting for the rich

Economic theory has long been challenged-and economists fascinated-by the mystery of extreme inequality in U.S. wealth distribution. The explanation may finally be in sight.
The Region , Volume 17 , Issue Jun , Pages 8-11, 48-52

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Central banking—then and now

This article is excerpted from an address given to the Woodrow Wilson Forum sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, Staunton, Va., April 2, 1993. Marvin Goodfriend, senior vice president and director of research at the Richmond Fed, contributed substantially to the preparation of the article.
The Region , Issue Sep

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Financial modernization, the FHLB and agricultural banks

Fedgazette , Volume 12 , Issue Oct , Pages 16-17

Journal Article
A dynamic economy means churning employment

Fedgazette , Volume 17 , Issue Mar , Pages 19

Journal Article
Timothy J. Kehoe on the regional impact of international trade

Interview with Timothy J. Kehoe.
Fedgazette , Volume 17 , Issue Jul , Pages 13-16

Working Paper
The City Paradox: Skilled Services and Remote Work

Large cities in the US are the most expensive places to live. Paradoxically, this cost is paid disproportionately by workers who could work remotely, and live anywhere. The greater potential for remote work in large cities is mostly accounted for by their specialization in skill- and information-intensive service industries. We highlight that this specialization makes these cities vulnerable to remote work shocks. When high-skill workers begin to work from home or leave the city altogether, they withdraw spending from local consumer service industries that rely heavily on their demand. As a ...
Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute Working Papers , Paper 43

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