Regional Economist

Regional Economist is a magazine focusing on Economics

Articles from July

Despite Possible Plant Closure, Paducah
Nearly since the dawn of the nuclear age, Paducah, Ky., has laid claim to one of the nation's most strategic functions-uranium enrichment. The U.S. government opened the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in 1952 to manufacture enriched uranium to fuel...
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In the Rubble of Disasters, Politicians Find Economic Incentives
Taxpayers spend an average of $3 billion each year to help victims of natural disasters rebuild their lives. The public expects that the money the federal government spends on disaster relief goes to those people who need it most and that the amount...
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Navigating the Brave New World of Bank Liquidity
The third week of April 2003 offered a rare sight-an old-time bank run. The target was Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a thrift institution with assets of $282 million spread across operations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Abacus Federal saw...
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Putting War to the Cost/benefit Test
"Going beyond the 'swords vs. plowshares' angle, at least two other complications should be considered in ascertaining the effects of war on the economy."Is war good for the economy? Some think so because, they argue, money spent by the federal government...
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Slow Recovery Remains Puzzling
Despite low Interest rates, tax cuts and low inflation, U.S. economic growth remains stubbornly below its long-run average, unable to generate any job growth. It's not often that the profile of the U.S. economy resembles Churchill's comment about Russia:...
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What Should a Central Bank Look Like?
The primary goal of a central bank is to develop and maintain an efficient monetary system whose primary goal is price stability, but it remains an open question as to what a central bank should look like. The answer to this question is important, but...
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