The Gold Standard and Price Inflation
Some argue that a return to the gold standard would guarantee price-level stability. However, the past 30 years of low and stable inflation in the U.S. have demonstrated that the gold standard is not necessary for price stability. Read more on the St. Louis Fed on the Economy blog.
- 09/16 | Memphis, Tenn.
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- 09/22 - 09/23 | Kansas City, Mo.
Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference
- 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.
- 08/20 | Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 29-30, 2014
- 08/14 | Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
- 08/11 | Speech by Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on the Great Recession
- 08/04 | Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, July 2014
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.
June 26, 2014
President Bullard Speaks with Fox Business
Economic Lowdown Podcast