A History of FOMC Dissents
After several years with few dissents, the number of dissenting votes on FOMC policy decisions averaged nearly one per meeting between 2008 and 2013. Over that period, Reserve bank presidents accounted for all of those dissents. How do these recent observations compare with historical data on dissents? Check out this St. Louis Fed on the Economy blog post and this infographic.
- 09/26 | St. Louis Fed Names Nikki R. Jackson as New Regional Executive in Louisville
- 09/25 | Financial Market Stress Reaches Highest Level in More than Seven Months
- 09/24 | Third Quarter Burgundy Books: Eighth District Economic Conditions Remain Mixed
- 09/23 | Little Rock Burgundy Book: Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2008
- 09/30 - 10/01 | Lexington, Ky.
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- 10/15 | Little Rock, Ark.
Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing
- 10/15 - 10/17 | New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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- 09/23 | Speech by Governor Powell on community banks
- 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
Sept. 23, 2014
Welcoming Remarks: "Community Banking in the 21st Century"
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomed bankers and researchers to the second annual community banking research and policy conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. He highlighted the importance of community banks to the Eighth District’s economy and noted that the two-day conference should, once again, expand the understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing community banks.
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.
Burgundy Books Audio
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.