Macroblog - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta http://www.atlantafed.org/rss/ en-us http://www.atlantafed.org/ Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.atlantafed.org/~/media/Images/assets/image_gallery/frba_logo_rss http://www.atlantafed.org/rss/ Onboarding Remote Workers: A Hassle? Maybe. A Barrier? No. https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/07/15/onboarding-remote-workers--hassle-maybe-barrier-no?item=94D854D7-23B5-4017-8C7A-A1C0FA837995 94D854D7-23B5-4017-8C7A-A1C0FA837995 Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:00:00 EST The pandemic posed innumerable challenges for employers. But how prominent among them was integrating remote new hires into the workplace? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent survey data to see what employers, and those new employees, think. Are Labor Shortages Slowing the Recovery? A View from the CFO Survey https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/07/14/are-labor-shortages-slowing-the-recovery--view-from-cfo-survey?item=64D48ED0-1586-4767-9AC1-D0C4BD7CB336 64D48ED0-1586-4767-9AC1-D0C4BD7CB336 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:00:00 EST Employers have faced challenges finding employees during the post-COVID recovery. To what extent are labor shortages restraining firms' revenues? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post consults data from the new CFO Survey to find out. Workshop on Monetary and Financial History: Day Two https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/06/24/workshop-on-monetary-and-financial-history--part-two-of-two?item=A913411A-C60A-4500-BD04-C552B340D0F2 A913411A-C60A-4500-BD04-C552B340D0F2 Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EST The second day of the Atlanta Fed's recent workshop on monetary and financial history included discussions of digital currencies. This Policy Hub: Macroblog post recaps the day's discussions and presentations. Workshop on Monetary and Financial History: Day One https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/06/23/workshop-on-monetary-and-financial-history--part-one-of-two?item=5BA37C6B-B72B-4A08-9476-E523F715B34E 5BA37C6B-B72B-4A08-9476-E523F715B34E Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed recently held a two-day workshop on monetary and financial history, exploring what past events can reveal about today's economy. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post summarizes the first day of the workshop. COVID Lasted Longer Than Expected. What Happened to Retail Space? https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/06/01/covid-lasted-longer-than-expected-what-happened-to-retail-space?item=F2491C5A-F791-44A0-AC5F-6B116F4453F0 F2491C5A-F791-44A0-AC5F-6B116F4453F0 Tue, 01 Jun 2021 09:00:00 EST The COVID pandemic scrambled the calculus of many industries. Was the retail real estate market among them? A new Policy Hub: Macroblog looks at recent data to determine how retail real estate has fared. The Role of Central Banks in Fostering Economic and Financial Resiliency https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/05/27/role-of-central-banks-in-fostering-economic-and-financial-resiliency?item=F0DDA2FB-44D3-4C0E-8F6E-11F84F4CF9E2 F0DDA2FB-44D3-4C0E-8F6E-11F84F4CF9E2 Thu, 27 May 2021 09:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed recently concluded its annual Financial Markets Conference. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post summarizes some of the discussions, which delved into the role of central banks in fostering a resilient economy. Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Demand for Office Space? https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/05/20/has-covid-19-pandemic-affected-demand-for-office-space?item=E7F8ECBB-93B6-4C7C-9FBC-9349E9BFA91F E7F8ECBB-93B6-4C7C-9FBC-9349E9BFA91F Thu, 20 May 2021 09:00:00 EST A year into the pandemic, it's possible that expectations of what a "return to the workplace" looks like have changed for businesses and their employees. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post examines office-using employment, vacancy rate, and rental rate trends. How Has GDPNow Performed during the Pandemic? https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/05/06/how-has-gdpnow-performed-during-pandemic?item=E453BD0E-3E39-4B17-80D8-C3334A393A4B E453BD0E-3E39-4B17-80D8-C3334A393A4B Thu, 06 May 2021 09:00:00 EST Forecasting economic outcomes is challenging even under normal circumstances, and in the pandemic, it has become even more difficult. A Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at the recent performance of GDPNow as an illustration of this. Is There a Global Factor in U.S. Bond Yields? https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/05/03/is-there-a-global-factor-in-us-bond-yields?item=F46574D1-4320-4E27-8F42-046E518050DC F46574D1-4320-4E27-8F42-046E518050DC Mon, 03 May 2021 09:00:00 EST In globally interconnected economies, developments elsewhere in the world can affect domestic U.S. bond yields. A new Policy Hub: Macroblog post looks at recent dynamics to determine factors at work in the bond market. CFOs Growing More Optimistic, See Only Modest Boost from Stimulus Plan https://www.atlantafed.org:443/blogs/macroblog/2021/04/07/cfos-growing-more-optimistic-see-only-modest-boost-from-stimulus-plan?item=46EC6D2F-EF92-4D20-92B0-2D2C824AD2B7 46EC6D2F-EF92-4D20-92B0-2D2C824AD2B7 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:10:00 EST What impact have a reopening economy and a fresh round of stimulus had on firms' expectations? A Policy Hub: Macroblog post consults new survey data to look at the near-term outlook.