Research Economists

All Publications and Papers for

David Fettig

Vice President of Public Affairs



Minneapolis Fed Directors Tour Bakken Oil Patch

September 2012 - Board of Directors

A historical look at floods in the Ninth District

January 2012 - fedgazette

The rural welcome wagon

July 2011 - fedgazette
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Hollowing Out the Middle and The Wealth and Poverty of Regions

December 2010 - The Region
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Interview with Eric Hardmeyer

October 2010 - fedgazette
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Who Do You Trust with Your Money?

September 2009 - The Region
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Markets Meet Humans: Three Books

June 2008 - The Region
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The History of a Powerful Paragraph

June 2008 - The Region
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The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed

June 2007 - The Region

Claire Strom on James J. Hill's legacy and influence on the northern Great Plains

March 2007 - fedgazette

Thomas J. Holmes on Wal-Mart's location strategy

March 2006 - fedgazette

Reflections on Monetary Policy 25 Years After October 1979

December 2005 - The Region

Home, Home on the Grange

June 2004 - The Region

Banking as destiny?

May 2004 - fedgazette

Credit availability: A snapshot of the Hmong business community in Minneapolis and St. Paul

August 2003 - Community Dividend

Between Two Worlds: How Do Credit Markets Work?

May 2003 - The Region
The Hmong Study

Between Two Worlds. How Do Credit Markets Work?

January 2002 - Annual Reports

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam and Five Days in London: May 1940

December 2002 - The Region

How the Fed Made Section 13(b) Loans

December 2002 - The Region

Lender of More Than Last Resort

December 2002 - The Region
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The Invisible Heart, Moral Hazard and The Way We Live Now

September 2002 - The Region

The Ordinary Business of Life: A History of Economics from the Ancient World to the Twenty-First Century

June 2002 - The Region

Railroad Redux

December 2001 - The Region

Interview with Thomas Sowell

September 2001 - The Region

Catching up with Lawrence Lindsey

June 2001 - The Region

Interview with Hernando de Soto

June 2001 - The Region

Sterilized fx: They may attract attention and make people feel good, but ultimately they're all show and no dough

June 2001 - The Region

“Something Unanticipated Happened”

December 2000 - The Region

Capital Income Taxes: A Bad Idea

December 1999 - The Region

A report on the Economic Literacy Symposium

June 1999 - The Region

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book: A better mirror than crystal ball

March 1999 - The Region

Interview with Laurence Meyer

September 1998 - The Region

Federal Reserve Governor Meyer visits Ninth District Indian reservations

July 1998 - Community Dividend

Declining deposits ... Is it all bad news?

July 1998 - fedgazette

Follow the Money

June 1998 - The Region

Labor availability makes the business headlines, but metro areas also deal with other issues

January 1998 - fedgazette

Metro Outlook '98

January 1998 - fedgazette

Every letter tells a story

December 1997 - The Region

As small banks grow, community banking becomes regional banking

July 1997 - fedgazette

BNC's strategy: growth plus community values

July 1997 - fedgazette

It's all in the name

July 1997 - fedgazette

Think big, act small

July 1997 - fedgazette

Interview with James Tobin

December 1996 - The Region

Fargo's one-directional growth

October 1996 - fedgazette

For Billings, west-end growth is beginning to raise questions

October 1996 - fedgazette

Growth brings concerns

October 1996 - fedgazette

In St. Cloud, if you want city services, you join the city and many want in

October 1996 - fedgazette

Sioux Falls is growing like a tree, but does it need pruning?

October 1996 - fedgazette

Bank liquidity tightening—but still sufficient, bankers say

July 1996 - fedgazette

Banks turn up the heat against credit unions

July 1996 - fedgazette

What does the future hold for community banks?

July 1996 - fedgazette
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A report from the battlefield

June 1996 - The Region

And now for something completely different: Market prices

April 1996 - fedgazette

It ain't broke yet, so let's fix it now

April 1996 - fedgazette

Primer on congestion pricing

April 1996 - fedgazette

The quiet side of economic development

January 1996 - fedgazette

Time to Learn New Things

December 1995 - The Region

Doing the undoable deal

July 1995 - fedgazette

Loans program brings funds to southwestern Wisconsin

July 1995 - fedgazette

Putting the “C" in CRA

July 1995 - fedgazette

The quality movement may spur productive growth

April 1995 - fedgazette

Interstate branch banking: Opt in or opt out?

January 1995 - fedgazette

Business Economists

December 1994 - The Region

Futurebank '94: Technology expo lures community bankers

July 1994 - fedgazette

Small banks vs. small branches—bank style may mean more than bank ownership

July 1994 - fedgazette

Mandated health care may increase incentives for underground activity

April 1994 - fedgazette

You can't tax what you can't see

April 1994 - fedgazette

Banking on the Government

March 1994 - The Region

From Butte to Duluth, Ninth District communities answer call to 'Play Ball'

January 1994 - fedgazette

Ninth District becomes hub of 'Minor League' basketball

January 1994 - fedgazette

Q&A with Lawrence Lindsey

January 1994 - fedgazette

Secondary sports are primary objective of many Ninth District communities

January 1994 - fedgazette

The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics

December 1993 - The Region

District exports key to economy

October 1993 - fedgazette

Interview with Anna J. Schwartz

September 1993 - The Region

Community Reinvestment is a way of life, not a law, says small town bank

July 1993 - fedgazette

In light of public disclosure, CRA gains luster

July 1993 - fedgazette

Shadowing the Shadows

June 1993 - The Region

Amid noise of its prominent closures, Eau Claire continues to grow

April 1993 - fedgazette

From the ashes of economic crises, Jackson builds economic diversity

April 1993 - fedgazette

When a “company town” loses its company, no magic formula for recovery

April 1993 - fedgazette

Banking 2000: More technology and fewer banks

October 1992 - fedgazette

Regulatory burden

October 1992 - fedgazette

Self-Styled Expert Travels the Country to Prepare Towns for Wal-Mart Invasions

September 1992 - The Region

Development Center aids Indian-owned businesses

July 1992 - fedgazette

For Ninth District Indian reservations, economic development means independence and self-reliance

July 1992 - fedgazette

From Red Cliff to Pine Ridge, reservations tie hopes to tourism, small business and manufacturing

July 1992 - fedgazette

Gambling's booty extends beyond reservation to neighboring community

July 1992 - fedgazette

Proposal would make tribes investors in off-reservation development

July 1992 - fedgazette

The industry that keeps growing and growing and ...

July 1992 - fedgazette

The Dichotomy Becomes Reality: Ten Years of the Federal Reserve as Regulator and Competitor

June 1992 - The Region

From quantity to quality, Ninth District states grapple with growing concerns over water

April 1992 - fedgazette

Missouri River is the lifeblood of the northern Great Plains

April 1992 - fedgazette

With plentiful water in most areas, district's eastern regions try to balance preservation and growth

April 1992 - fedgazette

Concern over schools' 'outputs' spurs business sector's interest in education

January 1992 - fedgazette

Dichotomy Becomes Reality: Ten Years of Federal Reserve as Regulator and Competitor

January 1991 - Annual Reports

Can you create a high-tech environment?

October 1991 - fedgazette

Crisis looms as America exports innovation, imports products

October 1991 - fedgazette

High-tech competition inspires states, universities to innovate

October 1991 - fedgazette

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic ... and Economics?

September 1991 - The Region
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Agricultural by-product inspires creation of yet another by-product

July 1991 - fedgazette

County enters entrepreneurial fray, offers cash and loans to start-ups

July 1991 - fedgazette

Entrepreneurial impact on Ninth District economy grows

July 1991 - fedgazette

Following first-ever takeover, Santee Sioux branch out on their own

July 1991 - fedgazette

How much does she know about construction? About $10 million worth

July 1991 - fedgazette

Iverson seeks wilderness: From sand to snow, entrepreneur makes big change

July 1991 - fedgazette

With little knowledge of business, immigrant studies way to success

July 1991 - fedgazette

Small Leak Teaches Big Lessons

June 1991 - The Region

U.S. health care system shows signs of terminal condition, crippled government budgets provide little aid

April 1991 - fedgazette

Faced with decreased revenues and economic uncertainty, states must make tough budgetary decisions

December 1990 - fedgazette

Philosophically and otherwise, change is in order for Minnesota finances

December 1990 - fedgazette

As the Iron Curtain opens, some businesses rush in, while others react warily to economic changes

September 1990 - fedgazette

Hungry for joint ventures, Soviets enjoy working with small companies, Minnesota businessman says

September 1990 - fedgazette

Communities are cautiously optimistic about future of Air Force bases

June 1990 - fedgazette

Defense cuts inevitable, but impact depends on location and pace of change

June 1990 - fedgazette

Diversity shields most Ninth District contractors from defense cutbacks

June 1990 - fedgazette

Administration plan calls for more local user fees

March 1990 - fedgazette

Communities tie economic hopes to four-lane highways

March 1990 - fedgazette

From the Twin Cities to Chicago in 90 minutes — by train

March 1990 - fedgazette

South Dakota plans nation's first intrastate air service

March 1990 - fedgazette

Transportation and economic development: an important, yet costly, relationship

March 1990 - fedgazette

While "shortage" is disputed, agriculture industry suffers from tightening of rail care supply

March 1990 - fedgazette

U.S. Economy in 1990 and 1991: Continued Expansion Likely

February 1990 - The Region

Expedited Funds Availability Act: Was it Worth the Cost?

December 1989 - The Region

10-month sales tax creates $40 million business loan fund

December 1989 - fedgazette

Flight of Minnesota businesses inspires creation of tax credit

December 1989 - fedgazette

State economic development programs needed expense or just wishful thinking?

December 1989 - fedgazette

State-owned bank provides North Dakota's economic funds

December 1989 - fedgazette

Three departments joined in common development effort

December 1989 - fedgazette

Too small for state programs, federal funds crucial to U.P.

December 1989 - fedgazette

Venture capital alliance unites Montana's private/public sectors

December 1989 - fedgazette

Cutting timber to save jobs: the economics of forest management

September 1989 - fedgazette

Endangered species vs. agriculture: the fight for precious grassland

September 1989 - fedgazette

Proposed paper/pulp mill has groups drawing battle lines

September 1989 - fedgazette

Squeezed for space, La Crosse considers development of River Valley

September 1989 - fedgazette

Wetlands debate: after years of fighting officials hope for reconciliation

September 1989 - fedgazette

What's worse — grasshoppers, dead bees or chemical pollution?

September 1989 - fedgazette

F. Augustus Heinze of Montana and the Panic of 1907

August 1989 - The Region

Feast or famine: aging labor supply affects Ninth District economy in varied ways

June 1989 - fedgazette

From higher wages to subsidized housing: the increasing cost of hiring youth

June 1989 - fedgazette

Retirees elusive but helpful to labor-starved marketplace

June 1989 - fedgazette

Advisory Council Provides Insight into Economic Life of the Ninth District

May 1989 - The Region

After three months: a review of U.S.-Canada free trade

March 1989 - fedgazette

Facts about U.S.-Canada trade

March 1989 - fedgazette

Looking beyond Canada: exporting as a way of life

March 1989 - fedgazette

Tariff removal stages under the free trade agreement

March 1989 - fedgazette