The Federal Reserve staff of economists and researchers is supposedly there to serve the Fed Board of Governors; But they also have a rich readership of academics, Wall Streeters, and other econo-geeks.
Indeed, there is a divide in opinions over the end of Fed M3 reporting. The Wall Streeters and Fund managers like the clean data series and would like to see it continue; Some academics would also like it to stay. The Fed itself seems to think its not all that important.
I have my own favorite regional Fed pubs; One I never miss is Monetary Trends put out by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; The charts in it are terrific.
So as a follow up to our last Fed data post, here’s a list of the 12 Regional Federal Reserve Banks and the links to each of their publications and data resource pages:
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
· Boston Fed Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of NY
· Fed Bank NY Research Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
· Philly Fed Research Publications http://www.philadelphiafed.org/econ/respubs/index.html
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
· Cleveland Fed Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
· Richmond Fed Economic Research http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
· Fed Bank Atlanta Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
· Chicago Fed Economic Research & Data
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
· St. Louis Fed Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
· Minneapolis Fed Publications
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
· Kansas City Fed Publications and Education Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
· Dallas Fed Publications and Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
· San Fran Fed Economic Research & Data
There is enough data here to keep you plenty busy for the next few months.
If anyone has a particular publication you find to be particularly outstanding, by all means please let us know!