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.


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: October 19, 2018