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Research and Statistics 

The Division of Research and Statistics is responsible for developing and presenting economic and financial data and analysis for the use of the Board, the Federal Open Market Committee, and other Federal Reserve System officials. This information serves as background for the formulation and conduct of monetary, regulatory, and supervisory policies. In addition, the division fosters a broader understanding of issues relating to economic policy by providing leadership in economic and statistical research and by supplying data and analyses for public release.

Macroeconomic Analysis

The Macroeconomic Analysis section is responsible for analysis, forecasting, and research regarding U.S. economic activity, inflation, and labor markets. The section assesses current economic developments, and it prepares forecasts and supporting analyses for the Board and FOMC. The section also conducts research on consumption and saving, housing, business investment in equipment, structures, and inventories, labor supply, productivity, wage- and price-setting, and business cycles.

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Last update: April 21, 2014