In this post on the Community Development blog, explore a new infographic on income and health disparities. For many people living in the Bay Area, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is an integral part of everyday life. A casual ride on any BART line reveals the economic disparity that exists between an affluent suburb and an inner city, but a little data can reveal how much deeper this disparity goes. Consider this: a short ride between BART stations can mean an 11-year difference in life expectancy.
Posted December 2, 2013
U.S. taxes and transfers redistribute funds between richer and poorer states over the long run and help stabilize states hit by temporary shocks. Surprisingly, most of this redistribution and stabilization comes from tax differences rather than transfers. Research suggests a similar system in the EU could have reduced recent economic divergence among member states.
Posted November 18, 2013
Bharat Trehan, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, provides his views on current economic developments and the outlook.
Posted November 8, 2013
Community Leaders Luncheon Speech
Los Angeles, CA
Posted December 4, 2013
Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District
Did You Know?
Our district houses one of the most significant currency exhibits in the world.