Fourth Quarter 2013 Burgundy Books and Audio Clips Now Available
The Burgundy Books offer comprehensive data and information on the economic conditions of each of the St. Louis Fed’s four zones: St. Louis, Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The publication, which is released quarterly, includes the following sections: labor markets, manufacturing, real estate and construction, the household sector, banking and finance, and agriculture and natural resources. Audio summaries of economic conditions in the zones are also available.
- 12/12 | Financial market stress rises modestly for the second consecutive week
- 12/10 | Financing Growth: Foreign Aid or Foreign Loans?
- 12/09 | St. Louis Fed’s Bullard Discusses Tapering, Forward Guidance and Fed Communications
- 12/06 | Eighth District Housing Market Conditions Continue To Improve During Third Quarter 2013
- 12/12 | Macon, Mo.
Food Entrepreneurship: A New Way of Thinking About Local Food and Jobs
- 12/10 | Agencies issue final rules implementing the Volcker Rule
- 12/06 | Federal Reserve launches History Web Gateway
- 11/22 | Speech by Governor Tarullo on shadow banking and systemic risk regulation
- 11/21 | Speech by Governor Powell on opportunities and challenges in OTC market infrastructure reform
December 9, 2013
"Some Issues in Current U.S. Monetary Policy"
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the data dependency of tapering, possible changes to forward guidance and improving Fed communications at a meeting of the CFA Society of St. Louis. Bullard said that data dependence encompasses both cumulative progress in labor markets since the FOMC's asset purchase program began and a judgment concerning the sustainability of that progress, although he also noted that inflation continues to surprise to the downside.
November 21, 2013
“The Notorious Summer of 2008”
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard offered some perspectives on the macroeconomic situation in 2008 during an event in Rogers, Ark. Bullard noted that the features he discussed—e.g., the start date of the financial crisis, lower interest rates, the oil price shock, real-time data and large financial firms—have to be addressed in any comprehensive accounting of what happened.
Burgundy Books Audio