James Bullard, President and CEO

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May 19, 2017. Presentation. "Recent Developments in U.S. Monetary Policy," Association for Corporate Growth–Monthly Breakfast Meeting, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said in St. Louis that U.S. macroeconomic data have been relatively weak since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met in March and raised the fed funds rate. Financial market readings since then “may suggest that the FOMC’s contemplated policy rate path is overly aggressive relative to actual incoming data.”
May 8, 2017. Presentation. "An Illustrative Calculation of r†," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 22nd Annual Financial Markets Conference, Amelia Island, Fla.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
At an Atlanta Fed conference, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard examined the downward trend in the natural real rate of interest. He also discussed the implications of the low natural rate for the Fed’s policy rate.
President Bullard Speaks at the Hoover Institution | St. Louis Fed
May 5, 2017. President Bullard at Hoover Institution Conference
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard participated on a policy panel during a conference hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The conference was titled “The Structural Foundations of Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference.”
"President's Message on Economic Literacy for Life," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Report 2016.
In the 2016 annual report, President James Bullard explains why the St. Louis Fed is committed to advancing financial literacy and economic education for all. He notes that these educational efforts are a continuation of the St. Louis Fed’s pioneering tradition, which was established decades ago.
In Australia, Bullard Discusses U.S. Employment, Growth, Fed Balance Sheet on Bloomberg | St. Louis Fed
April 10, 2017. In Australia, Bullard Discusses U.S. Employment, Growth, Fed Balance Sheet on Bloomberg
In Australia, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the latest U.S. employment report, real GDP growth in 2017, inflation and the outlook for monetary policy. He also discussed the Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet during an interview on the television program “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”
April 10, 2017. Presentation. "The U.S. Macroeconomic Outlook," Australian Centre for Financial Studies International Distinguished Lecture, Melbourne, Australia.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
In a presentation in Australia, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the current “regime” of low real GDP growth and low real interest rates on short-term government debt, the possible impact of new fiscal and regulatory policies on this regime, and the Fed’s balance sheet.
President Bullard Speaks with Fox Business about U.S. Growth, Monetary Policy Outlook | St. Louis Fed
March 31, 2017. President Bullard Speaks with Fox Business about U.S. Growth, Monetary Policy Outlook
Real GDP has been growing about 2 percent, inflation is near the Fed’s 2 percent target and the unemployment rate hasn’t changed much in the past year and a half, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard noted during an interview on Fox Business. Although new fiscal policies could have an impact on growth, he said that the Fed can wait and see how these policies develop. He added that if growth or inflation starts to pick up, then the Fed could start raising the policy rate.
President Bullard Speaks with Fox Business about Interest Rates, Fed's Balance Sheet | St. Louis Fed
March 31, 2017. President Bullard Discusses U.S. Economy, Interest Rates, Fed Balance Sheet at New York Forum
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the U.S. economy and on appropriate monetary policy during an interview at the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VII Forum in New York.
March 24, 2017. Presentation. "Current Monetary Policy, the New Fiscal Policy and the Fed’s Balance Sheet," Economic Club of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Photos of Memphis-Area Tour.
Before the Economic Club of Memphis, President James Bullard discussed the current “regime” of low real GDP growth and low real interest rates on short-term government debt, the possible impact of the new fiscal policy on this regime, and the Fed’s balance sheet.

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