The Economy

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis offers analysis, papers, research and policy writing on a variety of economic topics that impact the Fed's Ninth District region and its overall economy.

The Bakken Oil Boom
Explore a range of economic, demographic and financial data for the Bakken, and learn about factors driving jobs and other forms of development in the oil patch of North Dakota and Montana.

Banking Data and Community Banking

MF-VAR Forecast

The Minneapolis Mixed Frequency Vector Autoregression (MF-VAR) model is the most recent in a line of statistical forecasting models that began with research conducted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Other Articles and Papers by Economists


Government employment: Job insecurity
by Ron Wirtz

Beige Book

Recession and Recovery in Perspective

The Recession and Recovery in Perspective
How bad was the 2007-2009 recession, and how quickly is the economy recovering? Compare this recession and recovery compare to previous cycles with these dynamic charts.

Recession in Perspective

Ninth District Bank Search

The directory lists financial data for each of the banks in the Ninth District. Information in the directory is based on publicly available data from the Consolidated Reports of Condition filed by insured commercial banks with their regulators.


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