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   of Research

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ISSN 0899-6571

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     Volume 2, Number 1, First Quarter 2000

CURRENT ISSUE

Inflation: The Central Challenge For U.S. Monetary Policymakers


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COVER STORY

Immigration: Bane or Benefit For the Southeast’s Economy?

A discussion of immigration can stir up a heated debate. Is immigration the drain on the economy that many contend it is? This article argues that immigrants to the Southeast may provide benefits to the regional economy by adding new workers and purchasing power.


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FEATURES

The New Economy at Work in Traditional Southern Industries

Aspects of the new economy, particularly the effects of globalization and technology, are cropping up everywhere — not just in new high-tech firms but in traditional Southern industries like agriculture, railroads and textile manufacturing as these industries strive to remain competitive.
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Imbalances in Latin American Fiscal Accounts: Why the United States Should Care
With a host of other concerns, should companies that do business in Latin America be worried about fiscal policies in that region? Possibly, because fiscal policies can affect more than just the domestic performance of the country in question and because unsustainable policies can ultimately impact investment opportunities and trade relationships.


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Research Notes
     Dollar Index

The State of the States

Southeastern Economic Indicators
     Southeastern Manufacturing Survey













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