• October 08, 2015

    Welcoming Remarks: "529s and Child Savings Accounts"

    President James Bullard welcomed attendees to a symposium on child savings accounts, co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis. Noting the importance of saving, saving early and saving often, he said that households can accomplish all three by making sure that every child has his or her own savings account.
    Remarks (pdf)

  • October 02, 2015

    "Three Challenges to Central Bank Orthodoxy"

    In a speech to the Shadow Open Market Committee in New York, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the orthodox view of current monetary policy, which emphasizes that the FOMC's objectives are close to being met while monetary policy settings remain far from normal, along with three challenges to that view, which relate to strict inflation targeting, low real interest rates and globalization. He concluded that the U.S. economy will likely experience better outcomes if the monetary policy orthodoxy is preserved as the guiding principle.
    Speech (pdf)

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