James Bullard, President and CEO

Recent Updates

February 6, 2018. Presentation. "Remarks on the 2018 U.S. Macroeconomic Outlook," 29th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the U.S. economic growth surprise in 2017 as well as the outlook for growth and inflation during a presentation in Lexington, Ky.
January 10, 2018. Presentation. "A Primer on Price Level Targeting in the U.S.," CFA Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said that despite low unemployment and accommodative monetary policy, U.S. inflation surprised to the downside in 2017. This has caused talk in monetary policy circles about possible alternatives to the FOMC’s approach to inflation, including price level targeting – the focus of his presentation in St. Louis.
January 5, 2018. Bullard Discusses GDP, Inflation, Phillips Curve, Yield Curve on Bloomberg
During an interview with Bloomberg, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the GDP growth outlook, below-target inflation, the Phillips curve and the possibility of yield curve inversion.
January 4, 2018. Speech. "Allan Meltzer and the Search for a Nominal Anchor." Delivered at "Meltzer's Contributions to Monetary Economics and Public Policy," Philadelphia, Pa.
Speech (pdf) | Supplemental Slides (pdf).
In a speech in Philadelphia, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard paid tribute to the late Allan Meltzer, a monetary economist, economic historian and “a great friend of the St. Louis Fed.”
"President's Message: A Year in Review," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Fourth Quarter 2017.
December 1, 2017. Presentation. "Assessing the Risk of Yield Curve Inversion," Regional Economic Briefing, Little Rock, Ark.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Photos of Visit to Little Rock.
In Little Rock, Ark., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talked about the possibility that the yield curve would invert, whereby short-term interest rates would surpass long-term interest rates, and how such an inversion could be avoided. In the past, an inverted yield curve has helped predict recessions.