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Research Notes–February 2006

Featuring research published in January 2006


Now Is the Time to Strengthen Our Economic Foundation
January 9, 2006
Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, provides his economic outlook and thoughts on long-term growth to the Rotary Club of Atlanta.


Ill Winds Can’t Blow U.S. Economy Off Course
EconSouth Q4 2005
Three ferocious hurricanes in 2005 failed to dampen the country’s economic momentum, and disruptions to the nation’s oil and natural gas supply created only temporary shocks.

Dollar Declines in December
In December the average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta declined 0.7 percent.

Regional Economics

Southeast Begins the Healing Process
EconSouth Q4 2005
Rebuilding a region shattered by Hurricane Katrina is an overwhelming task, but signs of renewed economic activity along the Gulf Coast are already emerging.

Witnessing the Resilience of a City and an Economy
EconSouth Q4 2005
Activity is returning slowly to New Orleans, and residents along the Gulf Coast are determined to rebuild. Jack Guynn discusses the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Recovering From Katrina: An Interview with Gary LaGrange, CEO of the Port of New Orleans
EconSouth Q4 2005
The Port of New Orleans has been a vital cog in America’s economy for more than 200 years. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, however, the port faces major challenges.

International Economics

Global Economic Expansion Rolls On Into 2006
EconSouth Q4 2005
While energy prices remain a threat on the international stage, economies around the world are primed for further growth in the year ahead.