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Research and Statistics 

The Division of Research and Statistics is responsible for developing and presenting economic and financial data and analysis for the use of the Board, the Federal Open Market Committee, and other Federal Reserve System officials. This information serves as background for the formulation and conduct of monetary, regulatory, and supervisory policies. In addition, the division fosters a broader understanding of issues relating to economic policy by providing leadership in economic and statistical research and by supplying data and analyses for public release.

Microeconomic Surveys

The Microeconomic Surveys section conducts research in a variety of areas, including consumer finances, financial markets, general applied microeconomics, survey methodology, and other statistical methodology. The section has responsibilities for a number of the surveys conducted by the Board. Its principal survey is the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances. The section supports the work of the Board through its production and analysis of primary source microdata. The section is also an official statistical unit of the U.S. government.

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Last update: February 21, 2017