Center for Quantitative Economic Research

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Center for Quantitative Economic Research

The Center for Quantitative Economic Research (CQER) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta advances empirical research in economics and promotes forecasting models usable for policy studies.

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Latest Forecast for GDPNow

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2014 was 3.2 percent on September 2, up from 2.3 percent on August 29.
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The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis

Simeon Alder, David Lagakos, and Lee Ohanian
CQER Working Paper 14-5 (August)
Why did the Rust Belt fare worse than other parts of the country after World War II? The authors propose that a lack of competition in labor and output markets was behind the area's poor economic performance.
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Advancing knowledge of the connection between financial innovation and stability through conferences and research on issues and government policies

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