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Homer Jones Lecture: Lawrence H. Summers

2016 Homer Jones Lecture at the St. Louis Fed, featuring Lawrence H. Summers, welcoming remarks by James Bullard
Lawrence H. Summers, one of the country's most influential economists and policymakers, gave this year’s Homer Jones Memorial Lecture at the St. Louis Fed on April 6, 2016.  Watch video of the lecture or read President Bullard's welcoming remarks



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception and hors d'oeuvres
5:30-6:30 p.m. Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

Location: Gateway Conference Center
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

"Secular Stagnation and Monetary Policy"

Please join us for the annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture to hear from one of the country's most influential economists and policymakers: Lawrence H. Summers.

Dr. Summers has helped steer the United States through national and international financial crises over the past two decades. He did so while serving as director of the National Economic Council (Obama administration), as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Clinton administration) and as chief economist at the World Bank.

His policy and economic influence includes shaping the U.S. responses to the 2008 financial crisis, to the failure of the automobile industry and to the pressures on the European monetary system. During the 1990s, he was a leader in crafting the U.S. response to international financial crises in Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Japan, as well as in Asian emerging markets.

Dr. Summers is president emeritus and a distinguished professor at Harvard University, and he directs the university's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. More than 150 of his papers have been published in scholarly journals, and he has been featured frequently in news media. 

The St. Louis Fed's annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture honors those who exemplify the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. Jones (1906-1986) was a longtime research director at the St. Louis Fed, playing a major role in developing the St. Louis Fed as a leader in monetary research and statistics.

Event Contact: Laura Girresch at 314-444-6166 or