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James Bullard, President and CEO

Latest Remarks and Interviews:

August 15, 2019. Bullard Discusses Monetary Policy, Yield Curve and Inflation on Fox Business
In an interview with Fox Business, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the U.S. economy, monetary policy, yield curve inversion, financial market volatility, inflation and inflation expectations, and global uncertainty. He also discussed cryptocurrencies and nominal GDP targeting, among other topics.
August 14, 2019. "Bullard Discusses the Fed’s Monetary Policy Framework Review," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Timely Topics podcast.
August 6, 2019. Presentation. "A Sea Change in U.S. Monetary Policy," National Economists Club, Summer Signature Luncheon, Washington, D.C.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
July 19, 2019. Presentation. "Public and Private Currency Competition," Central Bank Research Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Columbia University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, N.Y.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
July 18, 2019. Bullard Speaks about U.S. Monetary Policy on CNN International
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said a policy rate cut by the Federal Open Market Committee in July would help re-center inflation and inflation expectations around the Fed’s 2% inflation target. During an interview on CNN International, he also shared his views on the U.S. economy, the yield curve, the Phillips curve and the possible impact of trade uncertainty.
July 10, 2019. Moderated Q&A. OMFIF Foundation Main Meeting, St. Louis.
Video.
July 8, 2019. Presentation. "Classic Policy Benchmarks for Heterogeneous-Agent Economies," Modelling the Macroeconomy in Risky Times, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, St. Louis, Mo.
Presentation (pdf).
June 25, 2019. Welcoming Remarks. Given at the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Remarks (pdf) | Photos | Event Videos.
June 25, 2019. Bullard Discusses Monetary Policy, Inflation, U.S. Growth on Bloomberg
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed his dissenting vote at the FOMC’s June meeting and why he preferred a 25 basis point cut in the Fed’s policy rate instead of no change. During his interview with Bloomberg, he also shared his views on the U.S. economic outlook, low inflation and inflation expectations, the Fed’s monetary policy framework review, the yield curve, productivity growth, the global economy and other topics.
June 22, 2019. Presentation. "Classic Policy Benchmarks for Heterogeneous-Agent Economies," Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models 2019, Barcelona GSE and MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics), Barcelona, Spain.
Presentation (pdf).
June 21, 2019. President Bullard Explains His Recent FOMC Dissent, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis On the Economy blog.
June 3, 2019. Presentation. "Remarks on the Current Stance of U.S. Monetary Policy," Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
May 22, 2019. Presentation. "Classic Policy Benchmarks for Heterogeneous Agent Economies," Monetary Policy and Heterogeneity Conference, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Hong Kong, China.
Presentation (pdf).
May 22, 2019. Presentation. "A Successful Normalization of Monetary Policy in the U.S.," Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, China.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
May 21, 2019. Bullard Discusses Low Inflation and U.S. Monetary Policy with Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard shared his views on inflation, interest rates, trade and the Fed’s normalization program during an interview with Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia in Hong Kong.
May 16, 2019. Presentation. "The Monetary Policy Implications of a Low R-Star: An Update," Joint DNB/ECB Workshop on the Natural Rate of Interest, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Presentation (pdf).

James Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In this role, he oversees the activities of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. He also participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, which sets the direction of U.S. monetary policy.
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