A Conversation with St. Louis Fed President James Bullard: The Fed on Pause
May 15, 2012
President Bullard describes some of the actions the Fed has taken since 2008 to aggressively ease monetary policy. The actions have remained impactful, he says. He explains how the ultra-easy monetary policy and better-than-expected economic data over the past nine months led the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to put its aggressive easing campaign on hold.
Presentation: "The Fed on Pause"
Part 1: Welcoming Remarks, Maria Hampton (6:15)
Part 2: The Fed on Pause (9:05)
Part 3: Risks to the Fed's Pause Policy (9:44)
Part 4: Fed Communications (8:38)
Part 5: Question-and-Answer Session, Part I (12:46)
Part 6: Question-and-Answer Session, Part II (11:29)
This popular lecture series addresses key issues and provides the opportunity to ask questions of Fed experts. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the St. Louis Fed or Federal Reserve System.
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