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Introduction to the Floating-Rate Note Treasury Security
On January 20, 2014, the U.S. Treasury introduced the floating-rate note, its first new marketable debt instrument since Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) in 1997. The bloggers discuss Treasury’s reasons for adopting a floating-rate note (FRN) as well as the existing FRN markets, expected FRN market participants, and results of the first FRN Treasury security auction.
By Ezechiel Copic, Luis Gonzalez, Caitlin Gorback, Blake Gwinn, and Ernst Schaumburg
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For-Profits in the Higher Education Landscape
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Gates, Fees, and Preemptive Runs
The authors build a model of a financial intermediary, in the tradition of Diamond and Dybvig (1983), and show that allowing the intermediary to impose redemption fees or gates in a crisis—a form of suspension of convertibility—can lead to preemptive runs.
ByMarco Cipriani, Antoine Martin, Patrick McCabe, and Bruno M. Parigi , Staff Reports, Number 670, April 2014
Lights, Camera,...Income! Estimating Poverty Using National Accounts, Survey Means, and Lights
The authors propose a way to assess whether national accounts or survey means perform better in capturing differences in income across countries and over time, creating a new measure of income per capita that is an optimal combination of national accounts and survey means data.
By Maxim Pinkovskiy and Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Staff Reports, Number 669, April 2014
Measuring Student Debt and Its Performance
Student loans have come to play an increasingly important role in financing higher education, but they are not well understood. The authors bring a new data set to bear on this important issue and present a brief analysis of historical and current levels of student debt and how that debt is performing.
Meta Brown, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw, Staff Reports, Number 668, April 2014
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