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A variety of topics is discussed, including the true cost of regulation, wasteful government spending, and the debate on trade promotion authority.

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Would the Fed ever be as honest about a loss of value in its assets as the SNB is? Nope–not under Federal Reserve accounting rules, which the Fed sets for itself.

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Our estimates show that supervisory restrictions have a large negative impact on bank loan growth after controlling for the impact of monetary policy, bank capital and liquidity conditions and any voluntary reduction in lending triggered by weak legacy loan portfolio performance or other bank losses.

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In this paper, the authors document the complex issues facing the FDA in assessing the quality of generic drugs. They conclude that increased transparency as well as the updating of FDA bioequivalence standards may be important to overcome some of these challenges.

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In this article, I illustrate three approaches for calculating loss distributions and value-at-risk capital requirements in credit portfolios with obligor concentrations risk.

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Claims that housing has not recovered since the financial crisis because credit is tight are everywhere: from Fed Chair Yellen to economists working within and outside the government.

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In testimony today given before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on American Food Aid: Why Reform matters, Visiting Scholar Vincent Smith discussed the future of U.S. food aid programs.

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How do we solve the wage gap issue in America? Panelists discuss how hiring tactics could be improved to help achieve equal pay.

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In this working paper, Paul Kupiec develops an algorithm to approximate the loss rate distribution for fixed income portfolios with obligor concentrations.

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It should be a deeply sobering thought for Americans that the U.S. housing finance sector has collapsed twice in the last three decades.

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