EconSouth

Trade magazine covering regional and national economic issues.

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring

Argentina: The End of Convertibility . (International Focus)
Argentina appeared to have found the solution to its financial problems with the implementation of the Convertibility Plan in 1991. However, in the following years the picture changed from rosy to troubled, and today Argentina is in the midst of a...
Drop in Personal Savings Rate Won't Forestall Recovery. (Current Issue)
The personal savings rate in the United States declined substantially over the last decade. During the portions of 1990 and 1991 when the last recession took place, annual personal saving as a percentage of disposable income was 7.8 percent and 8.3...
Now and Then: Dissecting Regional Differences during Recessions. (Regional Focus)
Looking at national and regional patterns in economic data during recessions can be useful in learning about their effects. But because of differences in the nature of recessions over time and variations in the economic environment across regions,...
Southeast Banks Weather Current Downturn: Buffeted by a Difficult Economic Climate, Banks in the Southeast Are Tolerating the Current Economic Uncertainty Better Than They Did the Previous Downturn in the Early 1990s. (Cover Story)
During the last economic downturn, in 1990-91, banks were hard hit. Their lines of business were less diverse, they felt the pinch of a slumping and overbuilt real estate market, and their risk-management systems were less stringent than they are today....
Southeastern Economic Indicators
Alabama Florida Total Payroll Employment (thousands) (a) 2001Q4 1,907.2 7,329.1 Percent change from 2001Q3 -0.6 0.1 Percent change from...
The State of the States: Recent Events and Trends from the Six States of the Sixth Federal Reserve District
Alabama * The state's apparel industry continues to struggle. Russell Corp. announced the elimination of 200 additional jobs. Last year the company closed several Alabama plants and eliminated about 800 jobs. One bright spot for some apparel firms...