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. 38, No. 1, Spring

Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the United States
Introduction and summary The large and persistent gap in economic status between blacks and whites in the United States has been a topic of considerable interest among social scientists and policymakers for many decades. The historical legacy of...
Nowcasting Using the Chicago Fed National Activity Index
Introduction and summary The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index of U.S. economic activity constructed from 85 data series (or indicators) classified into four groups: production and income; employment, unemployment, and...
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