Print Friendly

Economic Research

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
vertical line  In This Issue  vertical line

Lynne Anservitz
   Editorial Director

Lynn Foley
Nancy Pevey
   Managing Editors

Elizabeth McQuerry
   Contributing Editor

Jean Tate
Lee Underwood
   Staff Writers

Harriette D. Grissom
Stephen Kay
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
   Contributing Writers

Carole Starkey
Peter Hamilton


Bobbie H. McCrackin
   VP and Public Affairs

Thomas J. Cunningham
   VP and Associate
   Director of Research

Pierce Nelson
   AVP and Public
   Information Officer

John C. Robertson
   AVP, Research Department
   Regional Section

Free subscriptions
and additional copies are
available upon request to

Public Affairs Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470

or by calling 404/498-8020

Change of address notices, along with a current mailing label, should be sent to the Public Affairs Department.

The views expressed in EconSouth are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or the Federal Reserve System.

Reprinting or abstracting material from this publication is permitted provided that EconSouth is credited and a copy of the publication containing the reprinted material is sent to the Public Affairs Department.

ISSN 0899-6571

Photographs in international focus article courtesy of Elizabeth McQuerry

vertical line
Volume 4, Number 2, Second Quarter 2002

   Path to U.S. Economic Recovery
   Difficult to Determine

Cover Story vertical line

   The Race for Retail Market
   Share in the Southeast

The retail business is a dog-eat-dog game, and in slower economic times turning a profit becomes an issue of survival of the fittest. Wal-Mart and outlet malls are having a significant impact on the success of traditional stores and changing the face of retailing. What makes retail such a pivotal force in today’s economy?

Regional Focus

vertical line

   On Land, on the Sea and in the Air:
   The Travel Industry After 9-11

As with just about every aspect of American business, the transportation end of the travel industry has felt the negative effects of the 9-11 attacks. The airline, cruise and rental car industries have each dealt with the problems in ways unique to that line of business.
International Focus vertical line    In Search of Better
   Reform in Latin America
A number of Latin American countries saw their economic reform efforts crumble in the last few years. Even as countries like Chile have been successful, reforms have failed in many countries, and the reasons for this failure are complex. The lessons learned from the disappointments in countries like Argentina and Venezuela may encourage a renewed spirit for the future.

   Research Notes & News
      Dollar Index

   The State of the States

   Southeastern Economic Indicators

   2002 Reader Survey

vertical line