Fourth Quarter, Volume 1, Number 4

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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   Managing Editor

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Lee Underwood
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Kelly Chilton


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B. Frank King
   Vice President and
   Associate Director
   of Research

Thomas J. Cunningham
   Vice President
   Research Department
   Regional Section

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     Volume 1, Number 4, Fourth Quarter 1999


Recognizing Economic Shifts Is Key to Effective Policy

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U.S. and Southeastern Economies to Remain on Solid Ground in 2000

Barring any significant economic shock, the unprecedented national expansion of the last eight and a half years should continue in 2000. As this article indicates, while the nation's economy will grow more slowly than its rapid pace of the past few years, both the nation and the region should remain on solid economic footing in the coming year.

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Southeast Set to Sustain Economic Pace in 2000

What's on tap economically for the Southeast in 2000? According to the Atlanta Fed's regional research staff, the region's economic performance in the coming year should be quite similar to that of 1999. This article details what the new year holds for each of the region's six states.
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Latin America Hopes for Brighter Prospects in New Year
After experiencing many economic blows during the past several years, Latin America looks to improve economically in 2000 as conditions appear to be easing slightly in the region. As the Atlanta Fed's Latin America Research Group indicates, while the outlook appears more positive for the coming year, continued economic reforms by the region's leaders may be important to improving long-term performance.



Research Notes 
     Dollar Index

Southeastern Economic Indicators 
     Southeastern Manufacturing Survey

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