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June 23, 2017. Presentation. "The Path Forward for U.S. Monetary Policy," Illinois Bankers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
In Nashville, Tenn., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the Fed can wait and see how the economy develops before making any further adjustments to the policy rate. He noted that the U.S. effective federal funds rate has been rising while key policy rates abroad have remained fixed.
"A Case for Shrinking the Fed's Balance Sheet," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Second Quarter 2017.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard explains why he has been an advocate of starting to shrink the Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet by ending the reinvestment policy.
President Bullard Discusses U.S. Monetary Policy, Inflation on Bloomberg | St. Louis Fed
May 30, 2017. President Bullard Discusses U.S. Monetary Policy, Inflation on Bloomberg
In Tokyo, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on reducing the size of the Fed’s balance sheet and on the appropriate U.S. policy rate. He also discussed recent readings on inflation, the U.S. price level in recent years, financial conditions, wage growth and other topics on the television program Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.
May 26, 2017. Presentation. "Current Growth, Inflation and Price Level Developments in the U.S.," Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
In Tokyo, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said that the U.S. price level is falling short of the 2 percent path maintained between 1995 and 2012. He also talked about U.S. real GDP growth, labor markets and other aspects of inflation.
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.

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