Third Quarter, Volume 4, Number 3

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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   Contributing Editor

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Lee Underwood
   Staff Writers

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Stephen Kay
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
   Contributing Writers

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   Director of Research

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   Information Officer

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   Regional Section

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Volume 4, Number 3, Third Quarter 2002

   The Impact of Oil Prices
   On Economic Activity

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   Are We Running Out of Oil?

Geologists have identified reserves of oil that will last well into the future, but the key question may be, Who owns the oil?

   Energy Helps Power the
   Southeastern Economy

Every Sixth District state except Georgia produces oil and gas, but the stakes are highest for Louisiana, the biggest producer.

International Focus

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   A Mixed Blessing:
   Oil and Latin American Economies

Some Latin American countries are major oil exporters while others are like the United States and depend on imports. In both cases, volatile oil prices can have a significant impact on macroeconomic stability.
Regional Focus vertical line    Temps Have a Permanent Place
   In the Workforce
Temporary employment has grown substantially in the United States over the past decade relative to other employment categories, and these employment patterns are apparent in the Southeast too.

   Research Notes & News
      Dollar Index

   The State of the States

   Southeastern Economic Indicators

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