Course Readings for University Educators and Students
The Research and Statistics Group produces three on-line publications—Current Issues in Economics and Finance, the Economic Policy Review, and Staff Reports—that are useful tools for teaching. Articles in these series, assigned as course readings, can help students understand complex economic and financial market issues. Also of value to educators are the Review’s conference and theme volumes, which offer multiple perspectives on topics of current interest.

And our Liberty Street Economics blog presents short, highly readable posts by our staff economists and other contributors that can be used as supplementary reading, as described in our guide, “Liberty Street Economics: Including the New York Fed’s Blog in Course Reading Lists.”
Directory of Course Readings

A selection of research articles that can be used as course readings.

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Current Issues in Economics and Finance
The Yield Curve as a Predictor of U.S. Recessions  pdf
Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?  pdf
The Yield Curve as a Leading Indicator: Some Practical Issues  pdf
The Price of Land in the New York Metropolitan Area  pdf
Chain-Weighting: The New Approach to Measuring GDP  pdf
Why Are Banks Holding So Many Excess Reserves?  pdf
Economic Policy Review
A Structural View of U.S. Bank Holding Companies  pdf
Why Did FDR's Bank Holiday Succeed?  pdf
The Monetary Transmission Mechanism: Some Answers and Further Questions  pdf
TBA Trading and Liquidity in the Agency MBS Market  pdf
Articles on Selected Topics:
Monetary Policy and Housing and Mortgage Finance

If your students are learning about monetary policy and the role of central banks, consider the following articles as supplementary readings:

The Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Swap Lines
Central Bank Dollar Swap Lines and Overseas Dollar Funding Costs
Policy Analysis Using DSGE Models: An Introduction
Why Are Banks Holding So Many Excess Reserves?
Federal Reserve Liquidity Provision during the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
Students of housing and mortgage finance might benefit from these supplementary readings:
Subprime Foreclosures and the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform
House Price Booms, Current Account Deficits, and Low Interest Rates
Understanding the Securitization of Subprime Mortgage Credit
Real Estate Investors, the Leverage Cycle, and the Housing Market Crisis
The Supply Side of the Housing Boom and Bust of the 2000s
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