About Publications and Papers


Annual Report

Published as the spring issue of The Region, the annual report features an essay on a timely economics issue and the previous year's financial statements.

Economic Policy Papers

Economic Policy Papers are based on policy-oriented research by Minneapolis Fed economists, officers and other staff. The papers are an occasional series written for a general audience. The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of others in the Federal Reserve System.

The Region

Published quarterly, this magazine explores banking and economic policy issues related to the Federal Reserve and provides information about the Federal Reserve System.


The quarterly newspaper is published in January, April, July and October and focuses on business and economic issues in Ninth District states (Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northwestern Wisconsin).

Community Dividend

Issued quarterly by the Community Development department and mailed with the fedgazette, this newspaper includes neighborhood lending, community reinvestment and economic development topics.

Banking in the Ninth

A quarterly newsletter from the Supervision, Regulation and Credit (SRC) division of the Minneapolis Fed. Banking in the Ninth provides depository institutions supervised by the Bank an additional way to stay informed about supervisory and regulatory issues for the District. Included is a regular column on various topics by Senior Vice President, Ron Feldman.

Economic Research Papers

Staff Reports

A series of academic research papers written by economists affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. All Staff Reports are available.

Working Papers

Early drafts of academic research papers written by economists affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Not all of these are available to the public. Many Working Papers later become Staff Reports.

Quarterly Review

An academic journal that primarily presents economic research aimed at improving policymaking by the Federal Reserve System and other governmental authorities. The Quarterly Review will be published on a reduced schedule starting in 2004.

Policy Studies

Early Childhood Development

Minneapolis Fed economists Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald advocate an investment by the state of Minnesota in early childhood development programs.

Too Big To Fail

U.S. banks are consolidating in record numbers and the size and complexity of our largest banks are growing. While this consolidation and growth may not, in and of itself, be bad, one thing is clear: The loss of just one of these too-big-to-fail (TBTF) banks will pose an even greater systemic risk than before. Yet, too much depositor protection can result in such banks taking too much risk.

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