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Tune In on Wednesday for Live Webcast on Consumer Debt in America

Watch Monday’s Dialogue with the Fed Live at 6 p.m. CDTThe next event in our Dialogue with the Fed: Beyond Today's Financial Headlines series will delve into how the dynamics of consumer debt in the U.S.—historically a major driver of economic growth—have been altered not only by the Great Recession, but also by shifting generational demographics. Watch a webcast of "Household Debt in America: A Look across Generations over Time,” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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From the President

October 2014

"A Mismatch: Close to Macroeconomic Goals, Far from Normal Monetary Policy"

Bullard

In The Regional Economist, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard noted that the Federal Open Market Committee's macroeconomic goals are close to being met, whereas current monetary policy settings are far from normal. While this mismatch is not currently causing macroeconomic problems, he said it may cause problems in the years ahead as the economy continues to expand.

Column

Oct. 2, 2014

"The FOMC: Ahead on Results, Behind on Rates"

With the FOMC's QE3 program coming to an end, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard compared expectations at the time it was launched in September 2012 with actual outcomes. During an event in Tupelo, Miss., he noted that the U.S. economy has outperformed what the FOMC expected two years ago but that the policy rate normalization process remains far behind the schedule laid out at that time. He interprets this as a degree of patience on the part of the FOMC with respect to policy rate liftoff.

Presentation (PDF)

Bio | President's Website

Multimedia

Beige Book Audio

St. Louis Fed economist Rubén Hernández-Murillo discusses current economic conditions in the Eighth District, as published in the Beige Book.

Video Archive | Audio Archive


 

Now Open

Inside the Economy Museum logo

The St. Louis Fed’s Inside the Economy Museum is now open. Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience that explains the economy through nearly 100 exhibits, games, sculptures and videos. Walk-ins and groups are welcome. Admission is free. Go to the museum website to plan your visit.