SOURCE: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

February 15, 2011 18:22 ET

Richmond Fed Publication Examines Causes of Economic Recoveries

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Economists have declared that the latest recession stretched from December 2007 to June 2009 -- making it the longest downturn since the Great Depression. Moreover, while the recovery is under way, weaknesses still persist, especially in the labor market. The cover story of the latest issue of Region Focus looks at the causes of recoveries and examines what policymakers can do to hasten them and which factors are often beyond their control.

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Region Focus, a quarterly business magazine published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, covers the economy and business activities of the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and most of West Virginia.

For free copies of Region Focus, contact the Bank's Research Publications division at 800.322.0565. The articles are available online at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Aaron Steelman
    Editor, Region Focus
    Phone: 804.697.2658
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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