Community Banking Research and Policy Conference to Be Webcast Sept. 23-24
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
- 09/18 | Financial Market Stress Reaches Highest Level in 25 Weeks
- 09/18 | Housing Market Conditions Improve Again Across Eighth District
- 09/17 | Fed/CSBS 2014 Community Banking Research Conference To Be Webcast Live Sept. 23-24
- 09/17 | FOMC Votes To Reduce Pace of Asset Purchases to $15 Billion per Month
- 09/22 - 09/23 | Kansas City, Mo.
Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference
- 09/24 | Louisville, Ky.
CRA Roundtable: Investments and Services—Facilitating Access to Capital for Microlending, Entrepreneurship and Small Business in Louisville
- 09/29 | Bowling Green, Ky.
Teaching Economics through Children's Literature (Elementary)
- 09/30 - 10/01 | Lexington, Ky.
2014 Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy Strategize. Innovate. Sustain.
- 09/18 | Speech by Chair Yellen on the importance of asset building for low and middle income households
- 09/17 | Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the September 16-17 FOMC meeting
- 09/17 | Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
- 09/17 | Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement on policy normalization principles and plans
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.
“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.
Economic Lowdown Podcast
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.