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Community Banking Research and Policy Conference to Be Webcast Sept. 23-24

Community Banking in the 21st Century

The second annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference will be webcast Sept. 23-24 and feature the latest research on the community banking industry. Speakers will include St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, Kansas City Fed President Esther George and Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell. The conference agenda and abstracts of the papers being presented are available on the


From the President

July 17, 2014

“Fed Goals and the Policy Stance”


St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the FOMC's macroeconomic goals and the stance of monetary policy during a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce event. He noted that the macroeconomic goals are close to being met; however, the monetary policy settings are far from normal. While this mismatch is not currently causing macroeconomic problems, President Bullard said it takes a long time to normalize policy and the mismatch may cause problems in the years ahead as the economy continues to expand.

News Release | Presentation (PDF)

July 2014

“Tapering and Other Key Topics in U.S. Monetary Policy”

In The Regional Economist, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on tapering, the weak first-quarter GDP, developments in the labor market and inflation, and international monetary policy coordination. President Bullard said one welcome development so far this year has been that the Fed’s tapering process has gone relatively smoothly in terms of market reaction.


Bio | President's Website


Economic Lowdown Podcast

What makes the economy grow? In this podcast, hear how advances in innovation and technology are good for the economy, reorganizing the factors of production to spur growth.

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