• June 03, 2015

    Welcoming Remarks: 2015 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

    President James Bullard delivered welcoming remarks at the 26th annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture. He introduced this year’s speaker, noted economist and monetary policymaker Athanasios Orphanides, who discussed “Fear of Liftoff: Uncertainty, Rules and Discretion in Monetary Policy Normalization.” Jones, a former research director at the St. Louis Fed, played a major role in helping the Bank become a leader in monetary research and statistics.

    Remarks (pdf) | Event videos

  • May 28, 2015

    "Optimal Monetary Policy at the Zero Lower Bound"

    In a new research working paper, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and his co-authors examine options for optimal monetary policy when the policy rate remains at zero. Since the policy implications of their model appear to be quite different from current policy, the authors encourage further research on this topic.

    Working Paper (pdf) | Press Release

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