A Conversation with St. Louis Fed President James Bullard: Fed Communications
May 15, 2012
President Bullard explores how the FOMC has increased the degree of transparency surrounding monetary policy since the 1990s. However, he says that it may be possible to improve FOMC communications further by producing a quarterly report similar to those produced by other central banks. He explains that such a report could potentially provide a more fulsome discussion of the outlook for the U.S. economy and for policy than is currently provided.
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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