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Research Notes–November 2008


Featuring research published in October 2008

Speeches

Atlanta’s Fate in the Current Financial Crisis
Oct. 20, 2008
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, comments on how Wall Street and Peachtree Street intersect in Atlanta to the Buckhead Rotary Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Macroeconomics

Minimal State Variable Solutions to Markov-Switching Rational Expectations Models
Working Paper 2008-23
The authors develop a new method for solving rational expectations models that incorporate regime changes. The solution method can be used for studying structural changes in both policy and the private economy.

Elimination of Gender-Related Employment Disparities through Statistical Process Control
Working Paper 2008-24
Comparing industries on their equal employment opportunity performance, the authors propose a statistical approach that has the potential to hasten the eradication of gender disparities in employment.

Dollar Rose in September
The average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta rose 2.1 percent in September from the previous month.

Podcasts

Atlanta’s Fate in the Current Financial Crisis (MP3 17:22)
Speeches
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, comments on how Wall Street and Peachtree Street intersect in Atlanta to the Buckhead Rotary Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Home Foreclosures and Resources in South Florida (MP3 9:12)
EconSouth Now
Ana Cruz-Taura, community development director in the Miami Branch of the Atlanta Fed, discusses the foreclosure situation in Florida and resources for affected individuals.