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November 13, 2014

The Surprising Strength of U.S. Imports During the Recovery

Michele Cavallo

Import and exports of goods and services, after rebounding sharply in the immediate post-recession period, have more recently returned to a pace of growth more in line with their pre-recession averages.

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Potential output and recessions
November 12, 2014

Potential Output and Recessions: Are We Fooling Ourselves?

Robert F. Martin, Teyanna Munyan, and Beth Anne Wilson

The economic collapse in the wake of the global financial crises (GFC) and the weaker-than-expected recovery in many countries have led to questions about the impact of severe downturns on economic potential.

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October 15, 2014

How Do Liquidity Conditions Affect U.S. Bank Lending?

Ricardo Correa, Linda Goldberg Leaving the Board, and Tara Rice

The recent financial crisis underscored the importance of understanding how liquidity conditions for banks (or other financial institutions) influence the banks' lending to domestic and foreign customers.

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