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Watch Our Economists Discuss Timely Topics

Watch Our Economists Discuss Timely TopicsIn this new series of videos for a general audience, St. Louis Fed economists talk briefly about topics in economics that either are in the headlines these days or that, for other reasons, are on the minds of those who focus on the economy.  The first video delves into the gold standard, a monetary system that almost every major country had used at one time or another but one that no one uses today. In the second video, the importance of the Fed’s regional structure is explained.

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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.