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DataPost: New Resources on Income Inequality

What is income inequality and how is it measured? Explore this important social issue with data and graphics in the new DataPost three-part series. Start with “U.S. Household Incomes – A Snapshot,” to introduce the issue and define U.S. household income distribution. Proceed to “Median Household Income – Life in the Middle,” and “Income Inequality – Measuring the Gap” to track trends over time. Together, the three presentations provide an introduction to income inequality in the United States.


Economic Letter

How Important Are Hedge Funds in a Crisis?

Posted April 14, 2014

Before the crisis, standard risk measurement methods substantially underestimated the threat from close links among commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds, and insurance companies. As conditions worsened in one, the effects spread to others. New methods suggest hedge funds may have been central in generating systemic risk during the crisis.


FedViews: April 10, 2014

Posted April 14, 2014

Glenn Rudebusch, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, provides his views on current economic developments and the outlook.

2013 Annual Report

The San Francisco Fed and the West: A Century of Reinvention

Posted April 2, 2014

The 2013 Annual Report tells the story of our founding 100 years ago in an underdeveloped region on the edge of America.

FOMC Statement

FOMC Statement

Posted March 19, 2014

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

Our District

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Welcome to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the 12th District of the Federal Reserve System headquartered in San Francisco.

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American Currency Exhibit

Our district houses one of the most significant currency exhibits in the world.

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