Economic Perspectives

A professional journal containing articles on economics, monetary theory and policy, payments systems, banking and finance, based in the Chicago, Illinois, region.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring

Agglomeration in the U.S. Auto Supplier Industry
Introduction and summary The General Motors (GM) strike during June and July 1998 showed the extent to which lean manufacturing production methods, such as efforts to keep inventories low and reduce the number of parts suppliers, have taken hold...
Competitive Analysis in Banking: Appraisal of the Methodologies
Introduction and summary Over the last 20 years, the U.S. banking industry has experienced significant structural changes as the result of an intense process of consolidation. From 1975 to 1997, the number of commercial banks decreased by about...
The New View of Growth and Business Cycles
Introduction and summary Two central concerns of economic policy are growth and business cycle stabilization. There is considerable interest in devising government policies and institutions to influence prospects for economic growth and mitigate...
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