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Loretta J. Mester

President, Cleveland

Start of Term: 6/1/2014
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President Mester's Remarks

Jul 13, 2018 (1:21 PM ET)   Transcript, Wall Street Journal Pro, Transcript: WSJ Interview With Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester

May 18, 2018 (3:00 AM ET)   Speech, at the Third Annual ECB Macroprudential Policy and Research Conference in Frankfurt, A Practical Viewpoint on Financial System Resiliency and Monetary Policy

May 14, 2018 (6:41 AM ET)   Video Interview, Bloomberg Surveillance, Fed's Mester Says Inflation Helps 'Gradual Upward Path' for Rates

May 14, 2018 (6:22 AM ET)   Transcript, CNBC, Interview with Loretta Mester, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

May 14, 2018 (2:45 AM ET)   Speech, at the Global Interdependence Center Central Banking Series with Banque de France in Paris, France, Issues for U.S. Monetary Policy

Apr 04, 2018 (11:00 AM ET)   Speech, at the Leaders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Directors (LEED) Program at Central State University College of Business in Wilberforce, Ohio, Why I Want You to Study Economics: Increasing Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Economics

Feb 23, 2018 (1:30 PM ET)   Remarks, at the 2018 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum in New York, NY, Remarks on the FOMC's Monetary Policy Framework

Feb 13, 2018 (8:00 AM ET)   Remarks, at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Breakfast Series in Dayton, Ohio., Views on the Economy and Monetary Policy

Jan 18, 2018 (6:05 PM ET)   Speech, at the Council for Economic Education’s Vantage Point: Economists on the Economy Series, in New York City, The Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy

Jan 17, 2018 (4:30 PM ET)   Speech, for the annual Department of Economics Tangri Lecture at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy Communications

Jan 06, 2018 (10:15 AM ET)   Panel Discussion, for the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association and American Economic Association Session, “Integrating Financial Stability with Monetary Policy,” Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa. , Financial Stability Framework

Jan 05, 2018 (2:00 PM ET)   Video Interview, CNBC, Pres Mester Video Interview with CNBC

Jan 05, 2018 (12:30 PM ET)   Remarks, for the National Association for Business Economics and American Economic Association Session, “Coordinating Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policies for Macroeconomic Stability,” Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., Monetary Policy Frameworks

Nov 16, 2017 (9:10 AM ET)   Speech, at Cato Institute’s 35th Annual Monetary Conference: The Future of Monetary Policy, in Washington, D.C., Demographics and Their Implications for the Economy and Policy

Oct 20, 2017 (2:00 PM ET)   Remarks, at "The Future of Global Finance: Populism, Technology, and Regulation" Conference at Columbia University in New York, Guiding Principles for Financial Regulation

Sep 07, 2017 (12:15 PM ET)   Speech, at The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, CFA Society Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Association for Financial Professionals, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Views on the Economy and Monetary Policy

Aug 02, 2017 (12:00 PM ET)   Speech, at The Community Bankers Association of Ohio Annual Convention, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Perspectives on the Economic Outlook and Banking Supervision and Regulation

Jun 23, 2017 (12:15 PM ET)   Speech, at the 2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality in Cleveland, Ohio., The Federal Reserve System and Community Development: The Why, The How, and The What

May 18, 2017 (1:15 PM ET)   Speech, at the Economic Club of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, Minn., The Economic Outlook and Some Longer-Run Issues

May 08, 2017 (12:30 PM ET)   Remarks, Bloomberg, Pres Mester Post-Speech Interview at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

May 08, 2017 (8:45 AM ET)   Speech, at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in Chicago, Ill., The Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy

Mar 30, 2017 (9:45 AM ET)   Speech, at the Tenth Annual Risk Conference: “Promise and Peril: Managing the Uncertainty of Rapid Innovation and a Changing Economy”, Co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, in Chicago, Ill., Updates on the Economy and the Federal Reserve’s Payments System Improvement Initiative

Mar 21, 2017 (6:00 PM ET)   Speech, at The Stanley S. Watts Lecture, The Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, in Richmond, Va., The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Communications

Mar 07, 2017   Video Interview, The Business, Australia, Extended Interview

Feb 22, 2017   Video Interview, Bloomberg Asia, Interview with Bloomberg Asia

Feb 19, 2017 (8:15 PM ET)   Speech, at The Global Interdependence Center, Central Banking Series, in Singapore, A Serenity Prayer for Monetary Policymakers

Jan 09, 2017 (11:56 AM ET)   Question and Answers, American Banker, American Banker Q&A With Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester

Jan 06, 2017   Video Interview, Fox Business, Interview with Fox Business

Nov 30, 2016 (12:35 PM ET)   Speech, at The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Annual Business Luncheon, in Pittsburgh, Pa., The National and Regional Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Oct 07, 2016 (12:45 PM ET)   Speech, at the Shadow Open Market Committee Fall Meeting, in New York, N.Y., Acknowledging Uncertainty

Sep 30, 2016   Question and Answers, Wall Street Journal Pro, Transcript: Reporters Q&A With Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester

Sep 28, 2016 (4:35 PM ET)   Speech, at the Greater Cleveland Partnership Middle-Market Forum, in Cleveland, Ohio., The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Sep 01, 2016 (12:25 PM ET)   Speech, at the 2016 Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy, The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, in Lexington, Ky., Helping People and Communities Affected by Regional Economic Transitions

Jul 13, 2016   Speech, to the Australian Business Economists, in Sydney, Australia. (Note that these remarks are an update of her remarks in London on July 1.), The U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Jul 12, 2016   Remarks, at The Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference, University of Sydney, in Sydney, Australia. (Note that these remarks are based on remarks delivered in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 4.), Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in the U.S.

Jul 01, 2016 (11:00 AM ET)   Speech, at The European Economics and Financial Centre, Distinguished Speakers Seminar, in London, U.K., The U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Jun 06, 2016   Speech, at the Sveriges Riksbank Conference on Rethinking the Central Bank’s Mandate, in Stockholm, Sweden., Five Points About Monetary Policy and Financial Stability

May 12, 2016 (11:00 AM ET)   Speech, at The 47th Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory and Monetary Policy, in Insel Reichenau, Germany., Recent Inflation Developments and Challenges for Research and Monetary Policymaking

Apr 06, 2016 (12:20 PM ET)   Speech, at The Cleveland Association for Business Economics, CFA Society Cleveland, and the Risk Management Association, Northern Ohio Chapter, in Cleveland, Ohio., The Outlook for the National and Regional Economy and Monetary Policy: Low-Frequency Policymaking in a High-Frequency World

Apr 01, 2016   Speech, at the New York Association for Business Economics, in New York, N.Y., The Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy: Low-Frequency Policymaking in a High-Frequency World

Feb 19, 2016 (8:00 AM ET)   Speech, at the Global Interdependence Center in Sarasota, Fla., The Economy and Monetary Policy

Feb 04, 2016 (5:00 PM ET)   Speech, Market News International, in New York, N.Y., A Monetary Policymaker's Lexicon

Jan 04, 2016 (1:07 PM ET)   Video Interview, Bloomberg TV's "Bloomberg Markets", Is China a Significant Economic Risk?

Jan 03, 2016   Speech, National Association for Business Economics/American Economic Association Meetings, in San Francisco, Calif., The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy

Nov 18, 2015 (8:00 AM ET)   Speech, The Clearing House Annual Conference in New York, N.Y., U.S. Payment System Improvement and the Federal Reserve

Nov 13, 2015 (12:30 PM ET)   Speech, The City Club of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, Perspectives on the Economy and Monetary Policy

Oct 15, 2015   Speech, New York University Stern Center for Global Economy and Business, in New York, N.Y., Long-Run Economic Growth

Oct 02, 2015   Comments, “Macroprudential Monetary Policy,” 59th Economic Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, in Boston, Mass., Comments on "Microprudential Versus Macroprudential Supervision" by Paul Tucker

Aug 28, 2015   Video Interview, Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers", Mester Says U.S. Economy Can Sustain A Rate Increase

Jul 15, 2015 (1:00 PM ET)   Speech, The Columbus Metropolitan Club in Columbus, Ohio., The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy: Timing Isn’t Everything

Jun 19, 2015 (12:00 PM ET)   Speech, 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Richmond, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Community Development and Human Capital

Jun 19, 2015   Video Interview, Pittsburgh Business Times, Cleveland Fed CEO Mester says Pittsburgh a standout for university/entrepreneur partnerships

May 25, 2015   Speech, Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, Post-Crisis Financial System Regulation and Its Research Foundation

May 01, 2015 (8:30 AM ET)   Speech, Conference on Regulating Consumer Credit, A Joint Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Journal of Economics and Business, in Philadelphia, Pa., Consumer Credit: Suggested Directions for Policy-Relevant Research

Apr 17, 2015 (10:27 AM ET)   Audio Interview, Bloomberg Radio’s “The Bloomberg Advantage”, Cleveland Fed’s Mester Wants Data To Validate Liftoff

Apr 16, 2015 (1:10 PM ET)   Speech, The Forecasters Club of New York in New York, N.Y., The Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Mar 23, 2015 (7:32 AM ET)   Video Interview, Bloomberg TV's "The Pulse", Mester Says Appropriate for Fed to Raise Rates in 2015

Mar 23, 2015 (4:40 AM ET)   Speech, GIC Central Banking Series: New Policies for the Post-Crisis Era, Banque de France, Paris, France, Recent Developments in U.S. Monetary Policy: From Extraordinary Back to Ordinary

Mar 09, 2015 (2:30 PM ET)   Speech, 31st Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, D.C. , The Outlook for the Economy and Monetary Policy Communications

Feb 27, 2015 (10:15 AM ET)   Remarks, 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, Sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in New York, N.Y., Discussion of the paper, “The Equilibrium Real Funds Rate: Past, Present and Future.”

Feb 26, 2015 (2:15 PM ET)   Video Interview, CNBC's "Power Lunch", Audit the Fed misguided: Cleveland Fed Pres.

Feb 26, 2015   Video Interview, CNBC.com, Fed's Mester: Confident inflation going back up

Feb 13, 2015   Transcript, Wall Street Journal, Cleveland Fed President Mester: June Rate Increase Is ‘Viable Option’

Feb 13, 2015   Q&A, American Banker, Ten Questions for Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester

Feb 04, 2015 (12:45 PM ET)   Speech, Ohio Bankers League 2015 Economic Summit in Columbus, Ohio, The Outlook for the Economy and Bank Regulation

Jan 02, 2015   Video Interview, Fox Business, Cleveland Fed President talks U.S. monetary policy, job growth

Jan 02, 2015   Video Interview, Fox Business, 2015 Fed outlook with Loretta Mester

Dec 05, 2014 (8:45 AM ET)   Speech, 2014 Financial Stability Conference: “Measurement Challenges in Macroprudential Policy Implementation: Essential Data Elements for Preserving Financial Stability,” The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research, in Washington, D.C., The Nexus of Macroprudential Supervision, Monetary Policy, and Financial Stability

Nov 20, 2014 (1:00 PM ET)   Speech, Imperial Business Insights Series, Imperial College, London, U.K., Forward Guidance and Communications in U.S. Monetary Policy

Nov 07, 2014   Video Interview, CNBC, Loretta Mester, Cleveland Fed president, shares her economic leanings and outlook on the economy.

Nov 07, 2014   Video Interview, CNBC, CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, about her policy stand on interest rates, deflation concerns, and market expectations.

Nov 07, 2014   Video Interview, CNBC, Fed's Mester: Solid jobs report across the board

Nov 06, 2014 (7:00 PM ET)   Speech, Money Marketeers of New York University, Inc. in New York, N.Y., Forward Guidance in Extraordinary Times, in Normal Times, and Betwixt the Two

Oct 13, 2014   Q&A, New York Times, Q. and A. With Loretta Mester: Optimism at the Fed

Sep 24, 2014 (3:00 PM ET)   Speech, Cleveland Association for Business Economics, CFA Society Cleveland, and the Risk Management Association, Northern Ohio Chapter, The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Getting Back to Normal

Sep 04, 2014 (12:30 PM ET)   Speech, The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, CFS Society Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Society of Investment Professionals. Pittsburgh, Pa., The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Communications: Progress on Multiple Journeys

May 30, 2014 (12:30 PM ET)   Speech, “Inflation, Monetary Policy, and the Public” Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, Inflation and Monetary Policy: Six Research Questions

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