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James Bullard, President and CEO

Latest Remarks and Interviews:

October 24, 2018. Presentation. "Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses," Adam Smith Panmure House Lecture, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Presentation (pdf).
October 18, 2018. Presentation. "Modernizing Monetary Policy Rules," Economic Club of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release | Video | Photos.
October 8, 2018. Presentation. "Some Consequences of the U.S. Growth Surprise," OMFIF Foundation City Lecture, Singapore.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
October 8, 2018. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. economy is growing quite rapidly right now, but he expects that growth to slow beginning next year as the effects of the fiscal stimulus wear off. Regarding U.S. monetary policy, he noted in an interview with Bloomberg TV that he thinks the policy rate is close to neutral today.
October 3, 2018. Welcoming Remarks. Given at the Sixth Annual Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference, Federal Reserve System, Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), St. Louis, Mo.
Remarks (pdf).
October 1, 2018. Article. "The Risk of Yield Curve Inversion—and How to Avoid It," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, Third Quarter 2018. This article also appeared in the St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog, October 2, 2018.
September 21, 2018. Presentation. "Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses," Swiss National Bank Research Conference 2018, Current Monetary Policy Challenges, Zurich, Switzerland.
Presentation (pdf).
September 12, 2018. Presentation. "What Is the Best Strategy for Extending the U.S. Economy’s Expansion?" CFA Society Chicago—Distinguished Speaker Series Breakfast, Chicago, Ill.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
September 5, 2018. Presentation. "How to Extend the U.S. Expansion: A Suggestion," Real Return XII: The Inflation-Linked Products Conference 2018, New York, N.Y.
Presentation (pdf) | Press Release.
September 4, 2018. Bullard Speaks with Fox Business about U.S. Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Trade
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the current stance of monetary policy, on potential growth in the U.S. and on the uncertainty around trade issues. He spoke with Fox Business in an interview in New York.
August 24, 2018. Bullard Speaks with Bloomberg about Monetary Policy, the Yield Curve
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said he thinks the Fed’s policy rate is at or very close to neutral right now and there’s no need to risk inverting the yield curve with higher rates. “There is no reason to challenge the yield curve at this time,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
August 24, 2018. Bullard Speaks with CNBC about the Yield Curve, Low Unemployment
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard reiterated his view on the stance of monetary policy, saying there’s no reason to risk inverting the yield curve by raising rates. During an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, he also commented on the strength of the U.S. economy, sluggish inflation and low unemployment.
August 15, 2018. Bullard Discusses Monetary Policy, Financial Regulation with Central Banking Journal
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on several aspects related to the economy and U.S. monetary policy in an Aug. 6 interview with Central Banking Journal in London.
August 9, 2018. Presentation. "Optimal Monetary Policy for the Masses," University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Presentation (pdf) | Video.
August 6, 2018. President Bullard Speaks with CNBC about the U.S. Labor Market, Trade and the Yield Curve
In London, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on the U.S. labor market, the yield curve, trade and the impact of higher oil prices on the U.S. economy. He spoke during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe.

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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