A Spring in One's Step
With the season in full bloom and winter a fading memory, contacts are expressing some optimism about the regional economy. They point to recent strengthening in manufacturing, tourism, and commercial real estate, reports Southeastern Insights.
Expert Explores Behavioral Economics as Policy Tool
Behavioral economics—a mix of economics and psychology—studies why people sometimes make irrational financial decisions. At an Atlanta Fed Public Affairs Forum, Professor Glenn Harrison discussed the benefits and challenges of applying behavioral economics to public policy.
Spring Is in the Air
Business conditions improved modestly in the last six weeks, but some firms suffered disruptions due to the extreme weather. Now that the season's changed to spring, contacts look forward to a continued bounce in the economy. Southeastern Insights examines firms' current sentiments.
Looking Ahead to Banking's Next Chapter
As the banking industry emerges from the financial crisis and adjusts to new regulations, top industry experts shared their views of the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing financial institutions at the 2014 Banking Outlook Conference.