Annual Report 2017 | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Unconventional A Policymaker's Reflections on Crisis Recovery

Unconventional: A Policymaker's Reflections on Crisis to Recovery

April 1, 2018, marked James Bullard's 10-year anniversary as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In a series of conversations with Bank staff, he recently reflected on what has occurred at the St. Louis Fed as well as nationally and internationally over that period.

The essays, short videos and podcast comprising this annual report are based on those conversations. They chronicle his experience as a monetary policymaker during a period that happened to encompass the largest financial crisis and recovery period in the U.S. since the Great Depression. Pivotal events marking this period are highlighted in an accompanying Crisis to Recovery Timeline. Similarly, a Bank Timeline of St. Louis Fed key milestones from 2008-2017 is included.

Elsewhere in the report, St. Louis Fed board of directors Chair Kathleen M. Mazzarella shares how the board is engaging with the Bank’s work to help promote a healthy economy and financial stability. The report also features a “by the numbers” snapshot of the St. Louis Fed’s work on behalf of the Eighth District over the past year.

Use the navigation to view all of Unconventional: A Policymaker’s Reflections on Crisis to Recovery.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Open Market Committee or the Federal Reserve System.

Published on April 13, 2018

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