Research Spotlight

  • Second Annual Workshop on Macroeconomic Implications of Migration: Call for Papers

    The Bank of Canada, the Global Migration Center at the University of California, Davis, the Economics Department at ITAM, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco would like to invite you to submit a paper to the second edition of the workshop on the Macroeconomic Implications of Migration that will take place at the […]

  • Behind the Scenes: Building the SF Fed Data Explorer

    Last September, the Economic Research department launched the SF Fed Data Explorer, an interactive tool that allows you to explore and download data for various groups of people in the U.S. labor market. In a recent #unreserved feature, Research Associate Erin Crust shares the story behind the development of the Data Explorer.

  • February 28 Deadline Nears for “Unlocking Our Potential” Research Scholar Program

    The SF Fed’s Economic Research Department invites graduate students to apply to the 2023 “Unlocking Our Potential” Research Scholar program by February 28, 2023. To apply, please submit a research-based essay analyzing various aspects of gender and racial inequities, their underlying causes, and their economic consequences. Students whose essays are selected will earn the opportunity […]

  • Join Us for Ask the SF Fed: Inflation and the Economy

    Join us on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 am PT, for a live discussion on Inflation and the Economy with Research Director Sylvain Leduc. Sylvain will cover the drivers of high inflation, current labor market dynamics, and the Fed’s efforts to restore price stability, and answer pre-submitted questions from the public. Register and submit questions […]

  • 2023 Asia Economic Policy Conference: Call for Papers

    Our Center for Pacific Basin Studies will host its 2023 Asia Economic Policy Conference on November 16-17, 2023, at the San Francisco Fed. Researchers can submit papers for consideration by March 31, 2023. Read our Call for Papers for more details.

  • Submit Essays for the 2023 “Unlocking Our Potential” Research Scholar Program

    The SF Fed’s Economic Research Department invites graduate students to apply to the 2023 “Unlocking Our Potential” Research Scholar program by February 28, 2023. To apply, please submit a research-based essay analyzing various aspects of gender and racial inequities, their underlying causes, and their economic consequences. Students whose essays are selected will earn the opportunity […]

  • Watch FOMC Rewind: What the Fed’s November 2022 Policy Decision Means for You

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target range for its short-term policy rate, the federal funds rate, 0.75 percentage points at its November meeting. In its meeting statement, the FOMC said it anticipates ongoing increases in the target range to attain a stance of monetary policy that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation […]

  • 2022 Pacific Basin Research Conference

    Our Center for Pacific Basin Studies hosts its 2022 Pacific Basin Research Conference on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the San Francisco Fed. See the agenda for more details.

  • How Is Inflation Affecting Our Paychecks?

    Our latest tutorial video for the SF Fed Data Explorer shows how to assess the impact of consumer price index inflation on your paycheck by comparing nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) earnings. To explore this topic in more depth, plug Chart Code 31p09720991g097231000000000000 into the Data Explorer tool.

  • Watch FOMC Rewind: What the Fed’s September 2022 Policy Decision Means for You

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target range for its short-term policy rate, the federal funds rate, 0.75 percentage points at its September meeting. In its meeting statement, the FOMC reiterated that inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher food and energy prices, and broader price pressures. […]