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Forefront

Forefront, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s showcase of policy ideas, is devoted to critical economic, community development, and banking issues facing the Fourth Federal Reserve District and the nation. Published quarterly, Forefront breaks down complex central banking topics and offers a unique perspective to better inform readers of the many roles of the Federal Reserve.



Cover: Forefront: Vol. 8, No. 1 It's goodbye to print, not goodbye to you.

Spring | Summer 2017
Vol. 8, No. 1

It’s goodbye to print, not goodbye to you. ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 7, No. 4 As Branches Decline, How Do Bankers Continue to Comply with the CRA?

Winter 2016 | 2017
Vol. 7, No. 4

As Branches Decline, How Do Bankers Continue to Comply with the CRA? ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 7, No. 3  Rosie the Refiner? Two Manufacturing Industries’ Rising District Importance

Fall 2016
Vol. 7, No. 3

Rosie the Refiner? Two Manufacturing Industries’ Rising District Importance ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 7, No. 2 Change is Afoot in Eastern Kentucky

Summer 2016
Vol. 7, No. 2

Change is Afoot in Eastern Kentucky ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 7, No. 1 State of Employment: Are Fourth District Labor Markets Tight?

Spring 2016
Vol. 7, No. 1

State of Employment: Are Fourth District Labor Markets Tight? PDF PDF icon  )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 6, No. 3 Three Trends Influencing the Region’s Growth

Winter 2015 | 2016
Vol. 6, No. 3

Three Trends Influencing the Region’s Growth ( PDF PDF icon  )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 6, No. 2 The Why of Weak Wages

Summer 2015
Vol. 6, No. 2

The Why of Weak Wages ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 6, No. 1 Stronger Pipelines, Lessened Uncertainty, and Investing in Fun

Spring 2015
Vol. 6, No. 1

Stronger Pipelines, Lessened Uncertainty, and Investing in Fun ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 5, No. 2 The Things Our Neighbors Care About

Fall 2014
Vol. 5, No. 2

The Things Our Neighbors Care About ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 5, No. 1 Healthy Banks, Common Traits

Winter 2013 | 2014
Vol. 5, No. 1

Healthy Banks, Common Traits ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 4, No. 2 The Dry, Wonky, and Utterly Essential World of Financial Stability Analysis

Fall 2013
Vol. 4, No. 2

The Dry, Wonky, and Utterly Essential World of Financial Stability Analysis ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 4, No. 2 Past Performance - Future Results

Spring 2013
Vol. 4, No. 1

Past Performance - Future Results ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 3, No. 3 Experiments in Education: What’s Working in Your Town?

Fall 2012
Vol. 3, No. 3

Experiments in Education: What’s Working in Your Town? ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol. 3, No. 2 Rebuilding Communities

Summer 2012
Vol. 3, No. 2

Rebuilding Communities ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol.3, No. 1 Public Finances: Shining Light on a Dark Corner

Spring 2012
Vol. 3, No. 1

Public Finances: Shining Light on a Dark Corner ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol.2, No. 3 Generation Recession

Fall 2011
Vol. 2, No. 3

Generation Recession ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol.2, No. 2 The Inflation Issue

Spring 2011
Vol. 2, No. 2

The Inflation Issue ( PDF PDF icon )

Cover: Forefront: Vol.2, No. 1 The Future of Financial Market Regulation

Winter 2011
Vol. 2, No. 1

The Future of Financial Market Regulation ( PDF PDF icon )

Forefront: Vol. 1, No. 3 The Economic Importance of Being Educated

Fall 2010
Vol. 1, No. 3

The Economic Importance of Being Educated ( PDF PDF icon )

Forefront: Vol. 1, No. 2 A Proposal: Using the CRA to Fight Vacancy and Abandonment

Spring 2010
Vol. 1, No. 2

A Proposal: Using the CRA to Fight Vacancy and Abandonment ( PDF PDF icon )

Forefront: Vol. 1, No. 1 Making Financial Markets Safer for Consumers

Winter 2009 | 2010
Vol. 1, No. 1

Making Financial Markets Safer for Consumers ( PDF PDF icon )