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James Bullard, President and CEO

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April 5, 2020. Bullard Discusses Outlook for U.S. Unemployment on CBS
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his perspectives on the impact of the partial economic shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. He also talked about the recent fiscal relief package, which is intended to keep everybody whole during this period, during an interview on the CBS News program “Face the Nation.”
April 3, 2020. Bullard Discusses Fed Actions and Fiscal Policy with The Atlantic
In discussing the policy response to the coronavirus pandemic, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the approach has been two-pronged.
April 1, 2020. St. Louis Fed President Bullard Talks about U.S. Economy on Fox Business
In an interview on Fox Business, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed estimates for the unemployment rate in the second quarter of this year as well as other perspectives on the U.S. economy.
March 30, 2020. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg about Federal Reserve Lending Programs during Pandemic
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the programs that the Federal Reserve has put into effect to help restore market functioning during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020. Bullard Talks on CNBC about U.S. Economy during and after Pandemic Partial Shutdown
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talked on CNBC’s Squawk Box program about the expected performance of the U.S. economy during and after the planned partial shutdown due to the coronavirus. “It’s an investment in public health,” Bullard said. “It’s not a recession as conventionally defined because this is an intentional move.”
March 23, 2020. Bullard Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Economy in CNN International Interview
During an interview on CNN International, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed ways to keep people and businesses financially whole during the temporary shutdown of the U.S. economy due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 23, 2020. Article. "Expected U.S. Macroeconomic Performance during the Pandemic Adjustment Period," St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog. This article also appeared in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Regional Economist.
March 6, 2020. Remarks. "How the World Achieved Partial Consensus on Monetary Policy," delivered at the Shadow Open Market Committee Meeting Current Monetary Policy: The Influence of Marvin Goodfriend, New York, N.Y.
Remarks (pdf).
March 6, 2020. Bullard Discusses U.S. Monetary Policy in Bloomberg Interview
During an interview on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas,” St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the FOMC’s reduction in the policy rate earlier this week and the downside risk to economic growth due to the new coronavirus.
March 4, 2020. Welcoming Remarks. Given at the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Remarks (pdf) | Event Videos.
March 4, 2020. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg about Recent Monetary Policy
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard spoke about recent monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook during an interview with Bloomberg.
February 28, 2020. Presentation. "Coronavirus and the U.S. Economy," Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fort Smith, Ark.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Photos.
February 22, 2020. Presentation. "Classic Policy Benchmarks for Economies with Substantial Inequality," Bruce Smith Memorial Conference, UT Austin, Austin, Texas.
Presentation (pdf).
This was an academic talk. This material was presented before at conferences in Paris, December 6, 2019; Hong Kong, May 23, 2019; Barcelona, June 22, 2019; St. Louis, July 8, 2019; and Pretoria, October 24, 2019.
February 21, 2020. Bullard Speaks with CNBC about the U.S. Economy
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the U.S. economic outlook and the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. economy with CNBC’s Squawk Box.
February 11, 2020. Presentation. "Can the FOMC Achieve a Soft Landing in 2020?" CFA Society St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.

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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