FRED, ALFRED, GeoFRED, RePEc, FRASER, etc. -- wow! FRBSL supplies not only the data, but also intuitive and seamless delivery interfaces. They're very much on the cutting edge, constantly innovating and leading.
Other Feds of course supply some great data as well. To take just one example close to home, the Real-Time Data Research Center within FRB Philadelphia's Research Department maintains a widely-respected Real-Time Dataset and Survey of Professional Forecasters (and of course my favorites, the ADS Index and GDPplus).
But FRBSL is in a league of its own. Maybe there's been an implicit decision within the System that FRBSL will be the de facto data guru? Or maybe it's just me, not looking around thoroughly enough? I suspect it's a bit of both.
In any event I applaud FRBSL for a job marvelously well done.
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