The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions

This publication provides an overview of the structure and governance of the Federal Reserve System and discusses the five key functions it performs to promote a strong U.S. economy and financial system: conducting monetary policy, promoting financial system stability, supervising and regulating financial institutions and activities, fostering payment and settlement system safety and efficiency, and promoting consumer protection and community development.

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Federal Reserve Bulletin

Includes topical research articles and summaries of the Federal Reserve Board's survey findings, a Legal Developments section, and other features such as lists of staff members, councils, and committees.

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The International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB)

Features articles on central bank theory and practice, with a special emphasis on research relating to monetary and financial stability. Published quarterly, the journal offers policy-relevant and applied research that reflects the missions of central banks around the world across a range of disciplines. Both central bank and non-central bank economists are invited to submit papers for consideration.

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Last Update: March 10, 2017