James Bullard is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In this capacity, he oversees the activities of the Eighth Federal Reserve District and is a participant on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, which sets the direction of U.S. monetary policy. See more from President Bullard.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says the monetary and fiscal policies instituted early in the pandemic have been effective, and the U.S. economy has responded well.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says that simple risk mitigation strategies hold the promise of delivering higher household incomes along with lower fatalities from COVID-19.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard looks at some unemployment indicators for the second quarter so far and compares them to estimates from a March blog post.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard recommends declaring a “National Pandemic Adjustment Period” and discusses three broad goals of macroeconomic policy during this period.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard highlights the Women in Economics symposium and podcast series, which aim to promote more diversity in the field of economics.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discusses the possibility of yield curve inversion, which tends to be a bearish signal for the U.S. economy, and ways it could be avoided.
James Bullard reflects on his first 10 years as St. Louis Fed president and highlights some of his key themes and monetary policy positions over that period.
Since cost of living varies across U.S. metro areas, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says that adjusting for price differences is important for generating meaningful comparisons of living standards.
Some argue that low unemployment means substantially higher inflation is just around the corner. But James Bullard says that doesn’t appear to be the case.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard wants to start reducing the Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet by ending the reinvestment policy.
Real GDP growth, slow since the recession ended in June 2009, can finally start to take off if labor productivity increases, says James Bullard.
President Bullard looks at three proposals to address the issue of "too big to fail."
Central bankers explain the methods to the madness of using expected inflation techniques to determine actual inflation.
The CPI and PCE price index are popular for measuring inflation. James Bullard suggests adopting a standard for estimating and adjusting for consumer inflation.
After the current quantitative easing program ends, it would be natural for the FOMC to put monetary policy on hold.
Should monetary policymakers focus on headline or core inflation to achieve low and stable headline inflation in the long run?
We’ll know more about the full impact of the Dodd-Frank Act once the rulemaking takes shape.
Including equity prices in policy rules interferes with the Fed's job of stabilizing inflation and output.