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Richard W. Fisher

President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Start of Term: 4/4/2005

President Fisher's Remarks

9/4/2014 (8:15 PM ET)  Welcoming Remarks, U.S.–India Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, Tex.: The Texas Jagannatha (With Reference to Indian Prime Minister Modi, a Hindu Goddess and Wodehouse’s Big Money)  

8/5/2014  Video Interview, Fox Business' "After the Bell": Fed’s Fisher: Rates should be raised sooner than later 

8/1/2014 (6:50 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's "Squawk Box": Fisher's jobs expectations 

8/1/2014 (6:38 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's "Squawk Box": Fisher on Texas' comeback 

8/1/2014 (6:33 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's "Squawk Box": Fisher: Move up 'liftoff' date 

8/1/2014 (6:10 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's "Squawk Box": Fisher's favorite hobby horse 

8/1/2014 (6:05 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's "Squawk Box": Fisher: Date of interest rate 'liftoff' looming 

7/16/2014 (3:35 PM ET)  Audio Interview, NPR's "Marketplace" with Kai Ryssdal: Dallas Fed Chair: Time to lose monetary "beer goggles" 

7/16/2014 (12:00 PM ET)  Speech, Monetary Policy: Debate, Dissent and Discussion with Richard Fisher, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, Calif.: Monetary Policy and the Maginot Line (With Reference to Jonathan Swift, Neil Irwin, Shakespeare’s Portia, Duck Hunting, the Virtues of Nuisance and Paul Volcker) 

5/17/2014  Speech, 151st Commencement, Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.: ‘Never Let Your Brains Go to Your Head’ (With Reference to the Sages of the Ages, Diana Sorensen, John Paul Jones and 'Babe' Fisher) 

5/12/2014  Video Interview, Fox Business: Fed’s Fisher: Want more Texafication of America on regulatory side 

5/9/2014 (12:00 PM ET)  Speech, Louisiana Bankers Association 114th Annual Convention and Expo, New Orleans, La.: Comments on Tailored Regulation and Forward Guidance (With Reference to Dr. Seuss, Strother Martin in Cool Hand Luke and Other Serious Economists) 

4/16/2014 (1:25 PM ET)  Presentation, Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas: Presentation to the Texas Public Policy Foundation 

4/4/2014 (12:30 AM ET)  Speech, Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Hong Kong, China: Forward Guidance (With Reference to Monty Python, Odysseus, Apollo, Paul Fisher, Deng Xiaoping and Mario Draghi’s Old Man)  

3/21/2014  Video, London School of Economics: Fed's Fisher on Monetary Policy, Asset Purchases  

3/5/2014 (7:00 PM ET)  Speech, Association of Mexican Banks, Mexico City, Mexico: ¡Ándale Pues! Having Made the Tough Choices, Mexico Stands to Benefit From Reforms and Navigate Fed’s Tapering With Relative Ease 

2/25/2014  Video Interview, Fox Business Opening Bell: Fed’s Fisher on economy 

2/25/2014  Video Interview, Fox Business Opening Bell: Fed’s Fisher: Jobs are the route to dignity 

2/21/2014 (1:45 PM ET)  Speech, 9th Annual Alumni Business Conference, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, in Austin, Texas: Excerpts From "A Conversation About Longhorns, Longnecks and Liquidity: The Economy and the Course of Monetary Policy" 

2/14/2014  Audio Interview, Bloomberg "The Hays Advantage": Weather Not Deterring Dallas Fed’s Fisher from Taper 

2/11/2014 (8:10 PM ET)  Presentation, Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of Financial Executives International in Dallas, Texas: Presentation to the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of Financial Executives International  

2/7/2014 (8:45 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: FOMC not swayed by a single number: Fisher 

2/3/2014  Video Interview, FOX Business "After the Bell": Fed’s Fisher: Market slide won’t deter taper 

2/3/2014  Video Interview, FOX Business "After the Bell": Fed’s Fisher: Real economy is driving our decision 

1/14/2014 (1:20 PM ET)  Speech, National Association of Corporate Directors, Dallas, Texas: Beer Goggles, Monetary Camels, the Eye of the Needle and the First Law of Holes (With Reference to Peter Boockvar, the Book of Matthew, Sherlock Holmes, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and Denis Healey)  

12/30/2013  Audio Interview, EconTalk: Richard Fisher on Too Big to Fail and the Fed 

12/23/2013  Video Interview, FOX Business' "After the Bell": Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President: I argued for $20B 

12/19/2013 (8:30 AM ET)  Speech, Dallas Breakfast Group, Dallas, Texas: State of the Texas Economy: An Annual Update (With Reference to Gen. Sheridan and John Steinbeck) 

12/9/2013 (2:15 PM ET)  Speech, DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit 2013 in Chicago, Ill.: Comments on Monetary Policy (With Praise for Urban Lehner, Norman Borlaug and Dentists) 

11/12/2013 (12:18 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC : Dallas Fed chief Fisher: 'We will have to taper soon' 

11/4/2013  Speech, Australian Business Economists in Sydney, Australia.: A U.S. Economic Update and Perspective on Monetary Policy 

10/17/2013 (8:00 AM ET)  Speech, Economic Club of New York, New York City, N.Y.: Annus Horribilis or Annus Mirabilis? (With Reference to Errol Flynn, Robert Roosa, Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Felix Rohatyn and Mick Jagger) 

10/8/2013  Remarks, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, Houston Texas: Remarks for $100 Bill Launch 

10/3/2013 (12:30 PM ET)  Speech, Causes & Macroeconomic Consequences of Uncertainty Conference in Dallas, Texas: Uncertainty Matters (With Reference to Kinky Monetary Policy, Two Nickels and a Dime)  

9/23/2013 (3:30 PM ET)  Speech, Independent Bankers Association of Texas Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas: Review, Reflect and Deflect (With Reference to the Texas Ratio, 'Super-Spreaders' and Three Great Newspapers)  

8/22/2013  Video Interview, Bloomberg TV "Money Moves": Fed's Fisher: September Is Time to Start Taper  

8/22/2013 (2:00 PM ET)  Speech, U.S. Manufacturing Summit Orlando, Fla.: Placing Manufacturing in Context (With Reference to Frank Sinatra, Joseph Schumpeter, Ernie Preeg, George Mitchell, Tom Stemberg, a Feckless Congress and ... Secretariat)  

8/8/2013 (4:08 PM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC 'Closing Bell': Fed's Fisher: 'There is no improvement in the economy' 

8/5/2013 (11:45 AM ET)  Speech, National Association of State Retirement Administrators 59th Annual Conference, Portland, Or.: Horseshift! (With Reference to Gordian Knots) 

6/26/2013 (10:00 AM ET)  Testimony, before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C. : Hearing on "Examining How the Dodd–Frank Act Could Result in More Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts"  

6/5/2013 (1:20 PM ET)  Video Interview, BNN Headline with Howard Green : Head of Dallas Fed Richard Fisher on Quantitative Easing (Part 3) 

6/5/2013 (1:10 PM ET)  Video Interview, BNN Headline with Howard Green : Head of Dallas Fed Richard Fisher on Quantitative Easing (Part 2) 

6/5/2013 (1:00 PM ET)  Video Interview, BNN Headline with Howard Green : Head of Dallas Fed Richard Fisher on Quantitative Easing (Part 1) 

6/4/2013 (8:00 PM ET)  Speech, Remarks before the C.D. Howe Institute Directors' Dinner, Toronto, Canada: The Status of the U.S. Economy and a Perspective on 'The Modern Monetarism' (With Reference to Sheila Copps, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Volcker and William Shakespeare) 

5/20/2013 (7:51 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher: We Are Having a 'Massive' Housing Boom  

5/20/2013 (7:41 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher: Dodd Frank Law 'Horribly Complex' 

5/20/2013 (7:16 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher: 'This is a Judgmental Business' 

5/20/2013 (7:06 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher: We've 'Flooded the Market With Liquidity' 

5/16/2013 (9:00 AM ET)  Speech, 2013 National Association for Business Economics in Houston, Texas: Fiscal Policy. Oy! (With Reference to Ben Bernanke, Ken Arrow, Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare and the Oracle of Omaha) 

5/8/2013 (11:34 AM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC : The Santelli Exchange: Fed's Fisher: Washington Is Holding Back Job Creation 

4/4/2013 (11:59 PM ET)  Video Interview, Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers": Fisher: Cyprus Shows Danger of Too Big to Fail 

3/16/2013 (2:00 PM ET)  Speech, Conservative Political Action Conference, National Harbor, Md.: Ending 'Too Big to Fail' 

3/10/2013 (6:17 PM ET)  Editorial, The Wall Street Journal: Fisher and Rosenblum: How to Shrink the 'Too-Big-to-Fail' Banks 

3/7/2013  Video Interview, Fox Business: Is There an Addiction to Monetary Policy? 

2/28/2013 (4:25 PM ET)  Video, CNBC's "Closing Bell": Fed's Impact on the Rally 

2/27/2013 (4:30 PM ET)  Speech, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, New York, N.Y.: Comments on Monetary Policy and 'Too Big to Fail' (With a Tribute to Irving Kristol) 

2/21/2013 (9:30 AM ET)  Video Interview, Reuters: Improving conditions could taper QE this year 

2/4/2013  Audio Interview, Bloomberg's "The Hays Advantage" podcast: Dallas Fed's Fisher Urges Cutting QE as Growth Picks Up 

1/18/2013  Audio Interview, Bloomberg Radio: "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt" 

1/17/2013  Video Interview, Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line" with Michael McKee: Fisher Says Fed Constantly Reassessing Stimulus  

1/16/2013 (7:00 PM ET)  Speech, Committee for the Republic, Washington, D.C.: Ending 'Too Big to Fail': A Proposal for Reform Before It's Too Late (With Reference to Patrick Henry, Complexity and Reality) 

1/16/2013 (7:00 PM ET)  Video, Committee for the Republic, Washington, D.C.: Ending 'Too Big to Fail': A Proposal for Reform Before It's Too Late (With Reference to Patrick Henry, Complexity and Reality) 

12/18/2012 (1:15 PM ET)  Speech, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville, Texas: Excerpts from Richard Fisher's remarks before the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce 

11/15/2012 (2:45 PM ET)  Speech, State of the West Symposium in Stanford, Calif.: The State of the West (With Reference to George Shultz, Eisenhower, Buzz Lightyear, George Strait, the San Francisco Fed and Adam and Eve) 

11/2/2012 (12:00 PM ET)  Opening Remarks, Conference: Mexico: How to Tap Progress, Houston, Texas: Opening Remarks with an Update on the Continued Outperformance of Mexico’s Economy and Government Compared with that of the United States 

10/10/2012  Speech, Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.: The United States Is Not Europe and Texas Ain't France: America as the Thoroughbred Economy  

9/19/2012  Audio Interview, Bloomberg: The Hays Advantage: Fed's Richard Fisher Says QE3 May Not Create Jobs 

9/19/2012  Speech, Harvard Club of New York City in New York, N.Y.: Comments to the Harvard Club of New York City on Monetary Policy (With Reference to Tommy Tune, Nicole Parent, the FOMC, Velcro, Drunken Sailors and Congress) 

9/19/2012  Video Interview, Bloomberg TV "Street Smart": Fed Policy Costs Greater Than Benefits, Fisher Says  

9/18/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher: A Lot of Money Sitting on Sidelines 

9/18/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: Fisher: What Makes Texas So Great - Jobs 

9/18/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Squawk Box: 'I Would Have Voted Against It': Fisher on QE3 

8/15/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Fed Stimulus In The Cards? 

8/9/2012  Video Interview, Fox Business: Fed’s Fisher: Congress is the Only Game in Town 

8/9/2012  Video Interview, Fox Business: Fed’s Fisher: There’s a Lot of Money Sitting on the Sidelines 

8/8/2012  Video Interview, Bloomberg TV: Fed's Fisher on Monetary Policy, Stimulus Risks  

7/9/2012  Remarks, Australian American Leadership Dialogue in Dallas, Texas: Remarks before the Australian American Leadership Dialogue 

6/26/2012  Remarks, Dallas Historical Society in Dallas, Texas: Vignettes of Dallas Fed History on the Eve of Our Centennial (With Grateful Reference to George Dealey and a Tip of the Hat to Ebby Halliday, W.F. Ramsey, and Fed and Ginger) 

6/7/2012  Remarks, 21st Century China Program at the University of California, San Diego, Calif.: Implications of Renminbi Internationalization for the U.S. and the Global Economy (With Reference to Wu Yi, Being Manufactured in China, Yang Rui, Deng Xiaoping and Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap) 

6/5/2012  Speech, St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland: The Limits of the Powers of Central Banks (With Metaphoric References to Edvard Munch's Scream and Sir Henry Raeburn's The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch) 

5/11/2012  Remarks, Texas Bankers Association's 128th Annual Convention & Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas: Adios “Texas Ratio” (With an Unauthorized Rewrite of George Strait’s Most Memorable Song and a Tribute to Bob Hankins) 

4/2/2012  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Fed's Fisher on 'Too Big to Fail' 

4/2/2012  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Fisher: Fed Not Ready to Tighten 

3/22/2012  Video Interview, FOX Business: Taxpayers Shouldn’t be Hostage to ‘Too Big to Fail’ 

3/5/2012  Remarks, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, Texas: “Not to Be Used Externally, but Also Harmful if Swallowed”: Projecting the Future of the Economy and Lessons Learned from Texas and Mexico  

2/29/2012  Speech, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores in Mexico City: The United States Should Borrow Mexico's Fiscal Discipline Manual (With Reference to Cantinflas, Guillermo Ortiz's Quip, Inflation Targeting and Many Comparative Metrics)  

2/23/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Dallas Fed President on Texas Economy 

2/23/2012  Video Interview, CNBC: Dallas Fed President: Economy Getting Better 

2/15/2012  Remarks, Remarks before the Texas Manufacturers Summit 2012 in San Marcos, Texas: Texas Redux, America Restrained (With a Discussion of the Limits of Monetary Policy)  

2/2/2012  Remarks, Headliners Club in Austin, Texas: A Report on the Texas Economy and a Hawk(s)eye View on Recent Fed Pronouncements: What Does It All Mean? 

12/16/2011  Remarks, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin, Texas: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? (With Reference to Wodehouse’s Lead Pipe, Saint Willibrord’s Shuffle, Munch’s Scream and Sarah Bloom Raskin's Sink)  

11/15/2011  Remarks, Columbia University’s Politics and Business Club, New York, N.Y.: Taming the Too-Big-to-Fails: Will Dodd–Frank Be the Ticket or Is Lap-Band Surgery Required? (With Reference to Vinny Guadagnino, Andrew Haldane, Paul Volcker, John Milton, Tom Hoenig and Churchill’s ‘Terminological Inexactitude’) 

11/14/2011 (7:30 PM ET)  Video Interview, CNBC "The Kudlow Report": One-on-One with Fed's Fisher 

11/2/2011  Remarks, Bastiat–Hoiles Prize Dinner, New York, N.Y.: Thoughts on Bastiat (With a Nod to Keynes!) 

10/21/2011  Remarks, Dallas Friday Group, Dallas, Texas: Buy a Ticket! (With Reference to the Strauss Brothers, Ambassador Mike Moore, Kenneth Arrow, Financial Sharpies, Martin Luther King Jr. and Gov. Dewey) 

10/7/2011  Remarks, Texas A&M Retailing Summit, Dallas, Texas: A Report on the Economy (With a Nod to the Carl Sewells and Ben Bernanke) 

10/6/2011  Remarks, Texas Economic Development Council Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas: Texas: What Makes Us Exceptional? Where Are We Vulnerable? 

10/4/2011  Radio Interview, Bloomberg's Hays Advantage: Fisher Says Fed can React If U.S. Turns 'Horrific' 

10/3/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed President: Economy & Jobs 

10/3/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed President: Regulating Banks  

10/3/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed Prez on Unemployment & Europe 

10/3/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed: Businesses Have Flat-lined, Not Declined  

9/30/2011  Video Interview, FOX Business: Fed’s Fisher: “We are on an Edge” 

9/27/2011  Remarks, Dallas Assembly, Dallas, Texas: Explaining Dissent on the FOMC Vote for Operation Twist (With Reference to Jan Mayen Island, Paul Volcker and Thor’s Hammer)  

9/12/2011  Remarks, National Association for Business Economics, Dallas, Texas: Of Moose and Men (With No Reference to Steinbeck)  

9/12/2011  Video Interview, Bloomberg's "In the Loop": Fisher on dissent, Inflation, Economy 

8/23/2011  Video Interview, FOX Business' Scoreboard: Fed’s Fisher: America Has Enough Access to Capital 

8/23/2011  Video Interview, FOX Business' Scoreboard: Fed's Fisher Previews Jackson Hole Meeting 

8/18/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Kudlow Report: One-on-One with Fed's Fisher 

8/17/2011  Remarks, Midland Community Forum, Midland, Texas: Connecting the Dots: Texas Employment Growth; a Dissenting Vote; and the Ugly Truth (With Reference to P.G. Wodehouse) 

7/13/2011  Remarks, Rotary Club of Dallas, Dallas, Texas: Remembering Carol Reed, Aesop's Fable, Kenneth Arrow and Thomas Dewey 

6/16/2011  Remarks, Hispanic Economic Experience Conference, Dallas, Texas: ¡Ándale Pues! Get On with Advancing Hispanic Prosperity Through Education 

6/8/2011  Video Interview, Business News Network's Headline with Howard Green: Conversation with a Fed Governor (Part 1) 

6/8/2011  Video Interview, Business News Network's Headline with Howard Green: Conversation with a Fed Governor (Part 2) 

6/8/2011  Video Interview, Business News Network's Headline with Howard Green: Conversation with a Fed Governor (Part 3) 

6/7/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed Pres. on Jobs & Economic Growth 

6/7/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Dallas Fed: Economic Recovery A Slow Process 

6/7/2011  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Fiscal Policy & Regulation Impact on Capital Formation 

6/6/2011  Remarks, Market News International Seminar, New York, N.Y.: Containing (or Restraining) Systemic Risk: The Need to Not Fail on 'Too Big to Fail' (With Reference to Margaret Thatcher, Geoffrey Howe, Irving Kristol, Joe Nocera, Bastiat, Nietzsche, Mencken and Sandy Weill)  

5/4/2011  Remarks, New Mexico State University's Spring 2011 Domenici Institute Forum, Las Cruces, N.M.: A Perspective on the U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy (With Reference to the Music of Richard Wagner and Gangsta Rap)  

4/8/2011  Remarks, Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2011 Annual Conference, Dallas Texas: 'Is America's Decline Exaggerated or Inevitable?' The Role of Monetary and Fiscal Policy  

3/30/2011  Video Interview, Fox Business' America's Nightly Scoreboard: Dallas Fed Pres Compares D.C. to Lindsay Lohan 

3/23/2011  Video Interview, Bloomberg Television: Fisher Says Fed Should ‘Keep Its Word,’ End QE in June 

3/7/2011  Remarks, Institute of International Bankers Annual Washington Conference, Washington, D.C.: Churchill, Baruch, Lindsay Lohan, Congress and the Fed 

2/21/2011  Q&A, Washington Post: Dallas Fed president: 'We're moving forward' 

2/8/2011  Remarks, Stemmons Corridor Business Association, Dallas, Texas: A Need for Innovative Fiscal Policy 

2/3/2011  Radio Interview, Bloomberg Radio's "The Hays Advantage": Fed's Fisher Says He Won't Support More QE After June 

1/12/2011  Remarks, Luncheon meeting of the Manhattan Institute and e21, New York, N.Y.: The Limits of Monetary Policy: 'Monetary Policy Responsibility Cannot Substitute for Government Irresponsibility' 

1/10/2011  Video Interview, Wall Street Journal News Hub: The Economic Outlook and Pres. Fisher's Opposition to the Extension of the Fed's QE2 Program 

12/2/2010  Remarks, 2010 Pre-Session Legislative Conference, Austin, Texas: Texas: What Makes Us Exceptional? Where Are We Vulnerable? 

11/8/2010  Remarks, Association for Financial Professionals, San Antonio, Texas: Recent Decisions of the Federal Open Market Committee: A Bridge to Fiscal Sanity? 

10/19/2010  Remarks, New York Association for Business Economics, New York, N.Y.: Rangers, Yankees and Federal Open Market Committee: One Game at a Time 

10/18/2010  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Why the United States Won't End up like Japan - View from the Central Bank Part 1 

10/18/2010  Video Interview, CNBC's Squawk Box: Why the United States Won't End up like Japan - View from the Central Bank Part 2 

10/7/2010  Remarks, Economic Club of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.: To Ease or Not to Ease? What Next for the Fed? 

10/1/2010  Remarks, Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, British Columbia: Observations on the U.S. Economy: Need the Fed Do More? 

9/1/2010  Remarks, Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, Texas: Monetary Policy Going Forward 

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