Residual Seasonality in Core Consumer Price Inflation: An Update

Ekaterina Peneva and Nadia Sadée

In this Note, we take another look at residual seasonality in several measures of core inflation.


Gender Diversity on Bank Board of Directors and Performance

Ann L. Owen and Judit Temesvary

Many papers have studied the effects of boards’ gender composition on firm performance and a few have studied it in the banking industry specifically. In this Note, we study this issue using a newly compiled annual dataset on bank boards and financial performance.


Living at Home Ain't Such a Drag (on Spending): Young Adults' Spending In and Out of Their Parents' Home

In this Note, we quantify the net change in annual spending by a young adult who has just moved out of her parents’ home.


Are Disappearing Employer Pensions Contributing to Rising Wealth Inequality?

Focusing our attention on families close to retirement, we consider the interplay between employer-sponsored retirement wealth and Social Security.


Revisions to the Federal Reserve Dollar Indexes

Bastian von Beschwitz, Christopher G. Collins, and Deepa D. Datta

This note details the construction of the foreign exchange rate indexes and describes the motives for the changes to the methodology. Data appendix available here


The Information in Interest Coverage Ratios of the US Nonfinancial Corporate Sector

Francisco Palomino, Stephen Paolillo, Ander Perez-Orive, and Gerardo Sanz-Maldonado

Using firm-level data, we find significant variability in interest coverage ratios--across firms and economic sectors and across time--that suggests that critical ICR levels depend on firm- or sector-specific economic conditions.


A Simple Macro-Finance Measure of Risk Premia in Fed Funds Futures

Anthony Diercks and Uri Carl

In this Note, we use rolling covariances between real and nominal activity in a regression framework, combined with a model averaging approach, to uncover intuitive dynamics in the term premium.


Household and Nonprofit Balance Sheets in the Financial Accounts of the United States

Elizabeth Holmquist

This Note describes new supplemental tables in the Financial Accounts of the United States that provide separate balance sheets for households and nonprofit organizations.


Disclaimer: FEDS Notes are articles in which Board economists offer their own views and present analysis on a range of topics in economics and finance. These articles are shorter and less technically oriented than FEDS Working Papers.

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Last Update: February 15, 2019