Review - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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Articles from Vol. 85, No. 1, January/February

A Look Inside Two Central Banks: The European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve
Central banks have existed since the Swedish Riksbank began operation in 1668. The Federal Reserve, which was created in 1913, is thus a relative newcomer in the history of central banking: At the time of its creation, however, only 20 other central...
The Financial Condition of U.S. Banks: How Different Are Community Banks?
This article examines the condition of U.S. commercial banks of various sizes since the early 1990s, with an emphasis on differences between the condition of community banks and larger banks. There is evidence that deterioration in the condition of banks...
The Impact of Changes in FOMC Disclosure Practices on the Transparency of Monetary Policy: Are Markets and the FOMC Better "Synched"?
Since 1989, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has adopted many practices that improve the transparency of its policy actions. The following list includes some of those practices and their initiation dates: * August 1989: Policy changes in the...
Was Y2K Behind the Business Investment Boom or Bust?
According to the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation's record-- long business expansion ended in March 2001, exactly 10 years after it started. Much of the downturn in the growth of U.S. economic activity...