New England Economic Review

New England Economic Review is a magazine specializing in Economic topics.

Articles from January-February

Have Borrower Concentration Limits Encouraged Bank Consolidation?
Bank consolidation has been going on for more than a decade, in part the result of legislative and regulatory changes and in part a reflection of the large number of banks that became financially troubled in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, the...
How Farsighted Is the FOMC?
The most difficult problem facing monetary policymakers results from the long and variable lags in monetary policy's impact on the economy. The full effect of an interest rate change today is not realized for several quarters, so central bankers must...
Regional Differences in Family Poverty
Federal policy toward the alleviation of poverty is currently undergoing a massive overhaul as a result of the recently passed welfare reform legislation. To a large degree, this legislation will replace our current welfare programs with block grants...